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Sambar Sadham

Sambar rice
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 3/4 cup rice
  • 1/4 cup tur dal
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 1 large onion - roughly chopped
  • 1 large tomato - roughy chopped
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables - sambar cut
  • 1/4 cup tamarind water
  • 2 tbsp sambar powder
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 no red chilly
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder


  • Pressure cook 3/4 cup rice and 1/4 cup dal in a cooker with 3.5 cups water. Add 3.5 cups water so that rice gets mushy.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, also a spring of curry leaves is added
  • Onion, roughly chopped. (You can use shallots for better taste) But I have used big onions only. Saute till pink
  • Add red chilly, tomatoes, Vegetables of our choice. I have added Drumstick, Carrot, turnips, Flat beans and potato (5 vegetables)
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, water, Tamarind water, Sambar powder to be added
  • Close and Let it cook until vegetables are cooked well
  • Now put off and Mix together rice and sambar
  • Drizzle ghee on top and serve hot!