Pottukadalai Sambar Recipe / Sambar without Dal & Veggies
Recipe type: lunch
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
Pottukadalai Sambar Recipe / Sambar without Dal & Veggies is an easy, quick instant sambar. Serve this sambar with potato fry. Also great side dish for idly and dosa.
  • 3 Tsp of Oil
  • 1 Red Chilly
  • 1 Tsp of Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Tsp of Urad Dal
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • ¼ Tsp of Fenugreek
  • 1 Red Onion, Chopped
  • 1 Green Chilly
  • 1 Tomato, Chopped
  • 3 Tsp of Sambar Powder
  • ½ Tsp of Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp of Coriander Powder
  • 3 Tbsp of Fried Gram (Pottukadalai)
  • Small gooseberry size of Tamarind
  • Pinch of Hing
  • Pinch of Sugar
  • Salt and water as needed
  1. Heat a pan with little oil, fry the fried gram for 2 mins in low flame, cool it and grind it along with water to a fine paste. Keep it aside. This step is optional.
  2. Soak the tamarind in warm water for 10 mins, squeeze out the juice and keep it aside.
  3. Heat a pan with oil, add red chilly, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, urad dal, hing, curry leaves, after it pops up, add onion, green chilly and salt, fry until it turns golden brown colour.
  4. Add sambar powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, fry well for a min.
  5. Add tomato, fry well until it turns soft and mushy.
  6. Add fried gram paste, sugar and water, let it boil for few mins.
  7. Add tamarind water, bring it to a boil and simmer it for 10 mins.
  8. Finally garnish it with coriander leaves.
  9. Hot, yummy pottukadalai sambar is ready to serve.
if you don't have sambar powder, add 2 tsp of coriander powder and 1 tsp of red chilly powder.
You can add any vegetables of your choice.
Recipe by FoodyBuddy at https://foodybuddy.net/2015/08/19/pottukadalai-sambar-recipe-sambar-without-dal-veggies.html