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Sambar Rice



Sambar Rice is a popular South Indian dish made with cooked rice and a spicy lentil-based vegetable curry. It is usually served with a side of papad, pickles, and yogurt. Sambar Rice is a nutritious and flavorful meal that can be enjoyed as a main course or as a side dish.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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uncooked rice

1 cup

toor dal

1/2 cup

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

urad dal

1 teaspoon

chana dal

1 teaspoon

fenugreek seeds

1 teaspoon

- 2

dried red chillies



1 teaspoon

tamarind paste

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

onion, chopped


tomatoes, chopped


- 2

green chillies, chopped



1 teaspoon

garlic paste

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves for garnishing



Step 1:

Soak the toor dal and rice separately for 30 minutes. Cook the rice in water and keep aside.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, chana dal, fenugreek seeds, dried red chillies and asafoetida.

Step 3:

Add the chopped onion and sauté until it turns golden brown.

Step 4:

Add the chopped tomatoes, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Sauté for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add the soaked toor dal and mix well.

Step 6:

Add the tamarind paste and jaggery and mix well.

Step 7:

Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.

Step 8:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and stir the sambar.

Step 9:

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with the cooked rice.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 47610 users have chowed down on Sambar Rice a whopping 96430 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

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

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Sambar Rice is the food of choice for 24-27 male, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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