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Easy Sambar Recipe In 10 minutes

Sambar Masala -

Easy Sambar Recipe In 10 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Note: All ingredients in blue are available at alcoeats.


To Roast and Grind

 Ingredients Quantity
Pigeon peas 1/4 cup
Coriander seeds 3 tsp
Black peppercorns 1/2 tsp
Methi seeds 1/8 tsp
Channa dal 1 tbsp.
Dried red chilies 4 - 6
Oil 2 tsp

Other Ingredients For Sambar

 Ingredients Quantity
ALCO Sambar Masala 2 tsp
ALCO Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Salt As needed
Shallots (chopped) 20
Tomato (chopped) 1
Bell pepper (cubed) 1
Thick tamarind juice 3 tbsp.
Curry leaves 10
Water 2 cups


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a pressure cooker. Once the oil is hot fry 3 teaspoons coriander seeds, 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns, 2 tsp Sambar Masala, 1/8 teaspoon methi seeds, 1 tablespoon channa dal, 4-6 dried red chilies. Fry till golden brown. Now add 1/4 cup toor dal and sauté for 2 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes. Reserve the oil in the same cooker.
  2. Once cooled down, grind the fried ingredients into a thick paste. Add just enough water to make a paste.
  3. Now heat the reserved oil again i the same cooker. temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add shallots, chopped tomatoes and chopped bell peppers. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add turmeric powder and sauté well. Add the tamarind extract and mix well.
  4. Add the ground masala and mix thoroughly. Add 2 cups water and required salt. Mix well and close the cooker. pressure cook for 10 minutes or up to 4 whistles. Once the pressure is released check the consistency of sambar. If it is too thick for your liking add 1/4-1/2 cup water and bring to a boil. Add cilantro leaves and serve sambar with rice.

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