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Sambar – an Insight with Pumpkin sambar recipe

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Pumpkin sambar recipe with step by step pictorial.

Sambar known also as sambhar is a lentil based curry cooked along with vegetable and tamarind extract. Any south Indian cannot live without it! May be an exaggeration, but it is the truth.pumpkin sambar recipe

Even if your a follower of salads only diet, there could be a day when you badly wanted the sambar and crispy dosa? No south Indian can break up with Sambar.  🙂

There are so many variations of it in south India. Each Kitchen has its own special recipe.

Variations according to region:

  • Kerala Sambar
  • Tamil Nadu sambar
  • Andra sambar
  • Basic Karnataka sambar
  • Udipi sambar
  • Mangalore style sambar

Variations according to lentil used:

  • Tur dal sambar
  • Moong dal sambar
  • chana dal sambar
  • Masoor dal sambar
  • Green gram sambar

Variations according to Vegetable used:

Variations according to method of making:

There are lot more that i wanted to add to this and make them all for you very soon.

Pumpkin sambar recipe:

pumpkin sambar recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup tur dal
  • 1/4 cup coconut pieces
  • 2 tbsp sambar masala adjust according to its spice level
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 no green chilli
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 2 medium onions chopped roughly
  • 1 medium tomato chopped roughly
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 2 cups white pumpkin chopped
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Cook tur dal with enough water until it gets mashed. If in cooker, use 1 cup dal and 3 cups water and cook to 4 whistles.
  • Heat 1/2 tbsp oil and roast the coconut pieces/grated coconut in simmer until reddish brown.
  • Switch off and and sambar powder to it and mix well.
  • Grind it to a smooth paste and keep it ready.
  • Splutter mustard seeds, Green chilly and asafoetida. Fry for a minute
  • add chopped onions, curry leaves and fry until brown
  • once its brown, add the tomatoes and fry for a minute.
  • Add the chopped vegetable(white pumpkin) , salt and turmeric powder. Mix well
  • Pour little water and close and cook until vegetables are almost done.
  • Now add the cooked dal and tamarind extract. boil for 5 more minutes in medium flame.
  • Add the ground masala.Close and cook until it boils

Pumpkin sambar recipe pictorial directions:

Get all your ingredients ready.

  • Cook tur dal with enough water until it gets mashed. If in cooker, use 1 cup dal and 3 cups water and cook to 4 whistles.
  • Heat 1/2 tbsp oil and roast the coconut pieces/grated coconut in simmer until reddish brown.
  • Switch off and and sambar powder to it and mix well.
  • Grind it to a smooth paste and keep it ready.
  • Splutter mustard seeds, Green chilly and asafoetida. Fry for a minute
  • add chopped onions, curry leaves and fry until brown
  • once its brown, add the tomatoes and fry for a minute.
  • Add the chopped vegetable(white pumpkin) , salt and turmeric powder. Mix well
  • Pour little water and close and cook until vegetables are almost done. pumpkin sambar recipe 7
  • Now add the cooked dal and tamarind extract. boil for 5 more minutes in medium flame. pumpkin sambar recipe 8
  • Add the ground masala.pumpkin sambar recipeClose and cook until it boils

 

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