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Feb 22, 2011

Sambar Sadham / Hotel Sambar Sadham

   This sambar sadham really taste like what u get in Vegeterian hotels.This is very flavorful and tasty sambar,an excellent idea for Potluck or other Parties.Your guest will be more impressed :) Try This.
I used more vegetables ,u can also do this with available vegetables or simply with sambar onion(chinna vengayam) alone.It will also taste gud for  idly, dosa and pongal.With this ingredients u will get enough sambar to mix about 1and 1/4 cups of 1and 1/4 cup rice with 3.5cups of water and keep aside.(rice kozhaiya cook pannunga).Lets see the recipe now...


  1. Toor dal     200gm
  2. Cooked rice   2 cups or more.
  3. small onions      6no.s
  4. Tomato    1 med.size(finely chopped)
  5. Green chillies    2no.s(finely chopped)
  6. Curry leaves   few
  7. Tamarind    small piece(soaked in warm water)
  8. Mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
  9. hing powder   1/4 tsp
  10. Mixed vegetables    2cups(I used Drumstick,carrot,brinjal,beans,chayote,pumpkins )
  11. Jeera seeds   1/2 tsp
  12. Oil+ ghee     2tbsp
To Roast and Grind
  1. Dry Red chillies     5no.s
  2. Coriander seeds     2tsp
  3. Chana dal    2tsp
  4. Urad dal    2tsp
  5. Jeera seeds/Cumin    2tsp
  6. Fennel seeds     1tsp
  7. Pepper Corns    1/2 tsp
  8. Fenugreek seeds   1tsp
  9. Shredded Coconut    1tbsp (no need to roast but grind along with the other ing)
urad dal is missing

  • Pressure cook toor dal with turmeric powder,few drops of castor oil for 3-4 whistles.
  • Chop all the vegetables to ur desired sizes and shapes.
  • Heat a pan add few drops of oil and roast all the ingredients under "to roast and grind" except coconut.
  • After roasting allow to cool and grind to a smooth paste with coconut and little water.
  • Now heat a large vessel or pressure cooker with oil and ghee,add mustard seeds,jeera seeds and hing powder.
  • when it splutter add onions,green chillies and curry leaves,fry well.
  • then add chopped tomatoes and saute well ,then add all the vegetables and saute well.
  • Now to this ,add grounded paste and stir for a minute and add cooked dal with enough water.
  • Stir well,add enough salt and allow to boil for sometime.
  • then add tamarind juice and stir well.add some chopped coriander leaves also.
  • Close it with a  lid and cook till vegetables are done.
  • Occasional stirring is gud to avoid  dal to get stick at the bottom.
  • Once the vegetables are get cooked ,the sambar is ready to mix with the rice.
  • Do not mix hot sambar to hot rice ,becoz it will absorb more sambar and when it get cool it will become so dry and hard.
  • So plz allow both the sambar and rice to cool down for sometime.
  • Then pour sambar to the rice gently and mix well.Add enough sambar .
  • Once everything is done ,sambar sadham is ready to serve with any pickle or papad or any poriyals .
  • To make ur sambar sadham additional rich, add some ghee roasted cashew and curry leaves on top and serve.

You May spare some sambar to serve next time.

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