Low Calorie Sambhar Recipe


Yields6 ServingsDifficultyIntermediate
Prep Time20 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time45 mins


CategoryDiabetic, Dinners, Heart-Healthy Recipes, Low Calorie, Low Carb Recipes, Low Cholesterol Recipes, Low Fat, Lunch, Main Dishes, Vegetarian, Weight-Loss Recipes



Low Calorie Sambhar Recipe


For Tempering

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds (sarson)
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tsp oil

For Making Sambhar Masala Paste

  • 4 whole dry red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 tbsp toor dal
  • 1 tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
  • 1 tbsp chana dal (split Bengal gram)
  • 1 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils)
  • 1 tbsp coriander(dhaniya) seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

For making Sambhar

  • 1 cup Toor Dal (Arhar dal)
  • 1 potato, cubed
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 drum stick (cut into 2″ pieces)
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium brinjals, cubed
  • 1 tbsp tamarind pulp
  • salt to taste

How to prepare Sambhar Masala Paste

  1. Put a pan on medium flame and roast all the ingredients together for 5-6 minutes.
  2. Allow it to cool and then make a fine paste in a blender. Add few drops of water if required.

How to prepare Sambhar

  1. Clean the toor dal under flowing water till its is clear. Now add 2 cups of water in pressure cooker and cook dal, onion, brinjal, drum sticks and potato up to 3 to 4 whistles.
  2. Add about 3-4 cups of water,tomato, tamarind pulp, sambhar masala paste and salt in the pressure cook and bring to a boil.
  3. Prepare the tempering separately in pan. heat some oil and add mustard seeds. When the seeds began to crackle, add curry leave and asafoetida and mix well.
  4. When the sambhar begins to boil, lower the flame and add the tempering to the sambhar and cook for about 10 minutes on low flame.
  5. Delicious sambhar is ready to be served hot.

Important: You can vegetables like cauliflower (gobhi), Bottle gourd (lauki) etc in sambhar according to your liking.

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