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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sambar Sadam / Sambar Rice

I dont know from when I had this craving for sambar sadham.......Guess it was when for the first time I tasted sambar sadham from Vasanta Bhavan and I so so liked it. Since then I've been trying many trial and error methods of sambar sadham this is one proof for it ;) And finally here I've succedded with this heartiful comfort sambar rice.

Sambar Sadham


Ingredients:
  • Rice-1 cup
  • Thur dal-1/2 cup
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds-1 tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves-a few
  • Hing-a pinch
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind-small lemon sized ball
  • Sambar Powder-1.5 tbsp
  • Ghee-2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves- to garnish
  • Water - 5.5 cups
  • Onions (Shallots) - 6 to 8 halved
Vegetables:
  • Carrot - 1 chopped
  • Tomato - 1
  • Peas - 1/4 cup
  • Potato - 1 chopped

Sambar Sadham
Method:
  1. Rinse rice and dhal. Soak them for 15mins in water till its immersed fully. Then drain water and keep aside.Soak tamarind in 2 cups of warm water, keep aside.

  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add mustard seeds, let it splutter add curry leaves and fenugreek seeds. Fry for 2 mins.

  3. Add onion and tomato saute till tomatos raw smell leaves. Now add all the remaining veggies and saute well, Sprinkle salt,turmeric,sambar powder and hing. Fry for 5mins.Add rice and dhal now.

  4. Extract 2 cups of tamarind water and add it to the veggies. Now add 3.5 cups of water. Close the lid and pressure cook for 6-7 whistles(till rice and dal becomes mushy).

  5. Allow pressure to release, open and garnish with coriander leaves. Drizzle 1 tbsp ghee and mix well. Drizzle the remaining ghee just before serving.
Sambar Sadham
My Notes:
  • I have used 2 cups of tamarind water and 3.5 cups of water for 1 cup of rice and 1/2 cup dal mixture. Dont be doubtful on the 5.5 cups of water it will be perfect as I have made 3-4 trials before I posted it here :) If you dont want too mushy rice then 5 cups is enough.

  • The veggies are purely your choice but dont skip shallots as they tend to give a better taste compared to big onions.

  • I didnt add chilli powder as the sambar powder amma makes has good amount of chilli in it. You can add chilli powder if needed.

  • Also soaking rice and dhal for 15-20mins makes it to get cooked quickly and mushy.Serve hot else it will get thickened soon.
Sambar Sadham

Written by: SHARMILEE J

46 comments:

  1. Sambhar rice looks very inviting....Lovely click

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  2. never made or tasted this. but looks so hearty and comforting! would love to make it for my home alone lunch.

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  3. I like this one pot meal, delicious one.

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  4. My comforting food, looks delicious and wholesome..

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  5. sharmi,
    love sambar rice. nice presentation..

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  6. yummy sambar rice...looks so tasty n tempting ...awesome click n even i too love vasanth bhavan sambar rice n ratna cafe's too(the one which is in central station,chennai)

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  7. Truly a comforting food..Looks so tempting !!!

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  8. Looks perfect Sharmi...

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  9. Delicious sambar rice,my favorite one too

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  10. its my fav tooo...looks simple and filling..

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  11. Wow!!The variety of veggies in this makes it all the more delicious!!

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  12. A perfect output indeed! I make in similar way with few differences,will post soon :) looks appetizing!

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  13. sambar rice looks very nice and ur version is simple. i ususally add some fresh ground masala to it.

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  14. I never tasted this.looks very tempting and delicious.will try one day:)

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  15. Wow... i love this, looks tmepting and super yummy.

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  16. Looks so tempting. I love sambar sadham....

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  17. Sharmilee, I'm not sure if u've tried Mrs.Mano's version of sambar sadham from mayyam... Very tasty... Try it once if u've not tried it yet...

    Cheers,
    Dev

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  18. Hey Sharmilee, thanks for stopping by and for your wonderful comments.. i am kind a late to let you know though !!
    The dish looks very flavorful !!

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  19. I have never tasted sambar sadham before..It looks tasty!! Tempting pictures..

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  20. u hve a very lovely blog...so i m following u...sambar sadam looks toooo perfect...

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  21. Hi
    Now a follower of your recipe for my daily menu.
    going try your sambhar sadam today . I will post you the result tomorrow.
    bye

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  22. @Joy : Thanks a lot 4 ur words!!. Sure do try and let me knw! I am confident abt this recipe as few of my friends have tried and given me positive feedback...now waiting to hear urs :)

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  23. No words to explain , It turned out great , My Hubby who is a pure veggie just loved it .
    I did not change anything just the way you posted , it just melted in our throats.

    Greattttttttt.

    Thanks

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  24. @Joy : Thanks for taking time and letting me knw....Words like these gets me going even during hectic times!

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  25. hi sharmilee
    can i use shakti sambar powder for this?
    it would be betterif ur sambar powder recipe is shared for people like me who are out of TN.

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  26. @Manimalar : Sure I will post the recipe of sambar powder soon...I have also tried with Aachi sambar powder so guess Shakthi sambar powder would be good too....

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  27. Perfect recipe for Sambar sadham, it did turned out well!

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  28. my sambar sadam turned out really really well...last time i made, following some other recipe was a disaster. burnt d rice in d pressure cooker cuz of less water...
    but ur recipe...hmmm...awesome...yummy! thanks..

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  29. sharmi...plz do tell wt could possibly be d best side dish for sambar sadam? apart from appalam..

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  30. @Merlyn : Any mild stir fry will taste good with it...

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  31. Hai sharmi sambar sadam turned out very good for me with correct quantity of water thanks for your recipe. I liked it because you didnt add the coriander seeds in which i dont like that adding to the recipe.

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  32. Sharmi....love ur dishes.I have started cooking veggies after exploring your page. Fantastic and awesome. I forgot most dishes as my mother passed away before my marriage and you are here now substituting her place and shouldering the responsibility to make me a good cook in veg. Thank u Sharmi

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  33. love your presentation skills. You sambar sadham is looking yummy.
    Nithyascorner

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  34. So nice clicks and looks so delicious...lovely sambar sadham

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  35. Really it tasted very good..my husband loved it!thanks for this post.. I started learning many receips from your page..

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  36. can you post ennai katharikkai receipe, please

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    1. I have already posted ena kathrikkai kuzhambu recipe, please check recipe index

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  37. very nice ... i tried out with d same quantity of ingredients ... awesome output ...

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  38. Hi shars...7 whistles my rice d dal did not cook so added little more water and gave 3 more whis nw cooked but watery....my rice d dal I hope is of best quality it tastes not too good ......wat is ur opinion

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  39. It depends on your rice quality I guess....If the rice is old/new the water quantity slightly varies....so adjust accordingly.

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