Tiffin sambar recipe, A Quick Hotel-style Tiffin sambar
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Tiffin sambar recipe in hotel style. Sambar for idli dosa & vada made with Toor dal. Idli sambar recipe
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: TamilNadu
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup Toor dal/துவரம் பருப்பு
  • ⅓ cup moong dal/பாசி பருப்பு
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder/மஞ்சள் தூள்
  • 1 & ½ cup water(to cook the dal)/தண்ணீர்
  • 1 tsp ghee/oil/நெய்
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds/கடுகு
  • 1 tsp methi seeds/வெந்தயம்
  • 2 dry red chili/உலர்ந்த சிவப்பு மிளகாய்
  • few curry leaves/கறிவேப்பிலை
  • 10 small onion/சிறிய வெங்காயம்
  • 1 medium-sized tomato/தக்காளி
  • ⅓ cup tamarind extract/புளி சாறு + 1 cup water/தண்ணீர்
  • 1 tbsp sambar powder/சாம்பார் தூள்
  • 2 tsp salt/உப்பு
  • coriander leaves for garnishing/கொத்தமல்லி
  1. Take Toor dal & moong in a pressure cooker. Add turmeric powder, and water and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles or until it mushy.
  2. Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 mins and extract the juice and set it aside or you can pressure cook the tamarind along with dal in a separate vessel to make extract very fast.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add dry red chili and curry leaves and saute for few seconds.
  4. Add shallots and saute in oil till translucent
  5. Now add tomato & veggies(i didn't use any vegetables) and saute for 2 mins.
  6. Add cooked dal and ½ cup water and cook the veggies. Now add tamarind extract along with salt and allow the tamarind to boil till its raw smell goes off.
  7. Add sambar powder and stir well.
  8. Allow the sambar to boil for a minute. Add water to adjust the consistency of the sambar.
  9. Boil the sambar in medium flame for 2 mins and garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
  10. Serve the delicious Sambar with idli, dosa or vada.
Recipe by Prema's Culinary at https://www.premascook.com/2019/11/tiffin-sambar-recipe-hotel-sambar.html