Monday, September 5, 2011

QUICK AND EASY SAMBAR | PRESSURE COOKER METHOD

I usually prepare Arachuvitta sambar almost every alternate days.Whenever I feel tired and lazy to grind fresh masala I go for this instant and simple version of Sambar.I learnt this recipe from one of my friends.

Quick and easy sambar


Ingredients
Toor dhal: 1/2 cup
Chopped vegetables (Raddish) - 1 cup
Onion chopped: 1 small
Tomato chopped: 1 small
Green chilli: 1 sliced in half
Tamarind extract: 1/2 cup (Extracted out of a small lemon sized tamarind)
Chilli powder: 1 tsp*
Coriander powder: 1 tsp*
Turmeric powder: 1/8 tsp
Salt:1.25 tsp(or to taste)
Oil: 1 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves: a sprig
Asafoetida(hing): a pinch


* If you have store bought/home made powder replace chilli powder and coriander powder with 2 tsp of sambar powder
Procedure:
Quick and easy sambar

Quick and easy sambar

Step1:
Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pressure cooker and add mustard seeds and curry leaves
Quick and easy sambar


Step2:
Once it starts spluttering add onions and green chillies and saute until translucent


Step3:
Add tomatoes and raddish and saute for a couple of minutes
Quick and easy sambar


Step4:
Now add chilli powder, coriander powder and salt 


Step5:
Add 1/2 cup of toor dhall and add 2 cups of water to it
Quick and easy sambar


Step6:
Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistles


Step7:
Add tamarind extract and hing and let it boil for 3-4 minutes
Quick and easy sambar

Note: Do not add vegetables like brinjal, drumstick etc.They becomed mashed.
Works best with Raddish, capsicum or turnip

36 comments:

  1. lovely and delicious sambar.
    indu srinivasan
    kattameethatheeka.blogspot.com

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  2. Super delicious, i can survive for many days with this delicious sambar..

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  3. Lovely looking sambar. stands ever and well explained with pictures.

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  4. i too prepare sometimes like this,sure this will help us to save time...very nice post.

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  5. i love radish sambar n this cooker method is too quick n yumm

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  6. I also do this way when pressed for time

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  7. Ya this method is easy and time saving. Nice recipe.

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  8. Quick & easy & a delicious sambhar!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  9. That's a nice recipe...quick and simple...perfect for the rush hour mornings

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  10. sambhar looks awesome...Mouth watering...

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  11. Lovely delicious comfort food, looks inviting.

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  12. Delicious and perfect sambar..nice one dear

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  13. Its a comforting dish and very simple one .... Glad to follow u ....

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  14. Quick & delicious sambhar!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  15. Very interesting and useful, never tried like this, it's perfect and delicious.

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  16. Thanks for sharing the quick and easy recipe dear :)

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  17. Wow.. This one is perfect for a easy dinner :D Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. looks easy n interesting,i never get sambar the right taste!i'll try this recipe n get appreciation frm family,i hope.

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  19. Tried this today and it came out good. - Balaji

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  20. Nice. It came out really well

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  21. v can even add bottle gourd(doodi) n green brinjal it tastes even better..

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  22. hey thanks for the easy recipe ... I was wondering to how many can this be served. ... I wanna cook this for 6 people ..

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    1. Thank you

      The above measurement yields 4 servings.

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  23. Awesome .. never thought sambar can be so delicious without using the "sambar masala". It came out to be so very good. Thanks.

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  24. can I use broad beans instead of raddish?

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  25. Good one. I wanted to try an easy cooking like this. TQ.

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  26. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe, i m going to try it out today

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  27. great, i just tried making this & it's turned out yummy! thanks for the recipe!!

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    1. Thanks for trying. Glad that you liked it

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  28. Mam, I am new to cooking and that's due to compulsion. But your recipe created passion in me over cooking. When I tried first time, I added more quantity of Tamarind extract (purchased paste) it changed the taste. Somehow managed with more chili powder and salt. 2 days back again I tried it and it came perfectly. It tastes awesome. My friends also tasted it and complemented me. Thanks for this awesome recipe... I will try the other recipes as much as possible... Thanks once again mam....

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    1. Thank you.Glad that it turned out great for you

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  29. Best Sambhar recipe. Thank you soo much for posting

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