Sambar is a lentil and vegetable stew made with pigeon pea lentils, tamarind and a unique spice blend called sambar powder. It is a popular dish in South Indian cuisine, and is also enjoyed in other parts of India and the world.
Sambar is typically made with a variety of vegetables, such as tomatoes, onions, carrots, eggplant, and drumsticks. The lentils are cooked until they are soft, and then the vegetables are added and cooked until tender. The tamarind gives the sambar a sour and tangy flavor, while the sambar powder adds a complex and aromatic flavor profile.
Sambar is typically served with rice or idli, and is often accompanied by other South Indian dishes, such as rasam, chutney, and papad. It is a popular dish for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
This 75g spice mix pack is good for making 5 servings. The ingredients needed for 1 pack are as listed below.
- Sambar cut vegetables – 400g (frozen sambar cut vegetables can be bought from here).
- Mustard seeds – 1 tsp.
- Oil – 2 tbsp.
Method of preparation
- Heat the oil in a pot and temper with mustard seeds.
- Add the cut vegetables and saute for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add 3/4 cup of water and spice mix from the pack and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Serve hot.
Rasoi Magic is a brand of ready-to-cook spice mixes from India. It is owned by MTR Foods, a leading Indian food company. Rasoi Magic offers a wide variety of spice mixes for popular Indian dishes, such as butter chicken, paneer tikka masala, and biryani.