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Sambar is made with lentils, vegetables, and a special blend of spices. It is usually served with steamed rice, idli, dosa, or vada. Sambar is a staple dish in many South Indian households and is also served in restaurants. It is a nutritious and flavorful dish that is easy to make.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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Toor Dal

2 cups

medium-sized Tomatoes, chopped


Onion, chopped


Green Chillies, chopped


Mustard Seeds

1 teaspoon

Cumin Seeds

1 teaspoon

Turmeric Powder

1 teaspoon

Red Chilli Powder

1 teaspoon

Coriander Powder

1 teaspoon

Garam Masala

1 teaspoon

Tamarind Paste

2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

Chopped Coriander Leaves

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Soak the toor dal in water for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

Step 3:

When the seeds start to splutter, add the chopped onion and green chillies.

Step 4:

Saute for a few minutes until the onion turns golden brown.

Step 5:

Add the chopped tomatoes and saute for a few minutes.

Step 6:

Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala.

Step 7:

Add the soaked toor dal and mix well.

Step 8:

Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste.

Step 9:

Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.

Step 10:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and add the tamarind paste.

Step 11:

Simmer for 5-10 minutes until the sambar thickens.

Step 12:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 623554 users have chowed down on Sambar a whopping 2084416 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Sambar like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Sambar, our users are head over heels in september, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Sambar is the food of choice for less-than15 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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