Following your recipes has been really fruitful for me and it makes everyone in my home super happy, like literally fighting for the last bite: P I tried your kadhai paneer and a couple of other recipes as well. and veggies like potatoes, carrots, okra, radishes, onions, and tomatoes. Set it aside. I would suggest adding some coconut milk/cream and a bit more tamarind. Your email address will not be published. I tried your recipe word by word. In case you can’t find sambar powder, here’s a quick recipe to make it at home. Sure, I love my idli and dosa but a good sambar and chutney makes all the difference in my opinion. The sugar worked great. Using different vegetables makes the sambar flavorful. For instance, samosas are served with freshly prepared tangy pudina or mint chutney while dosas are served generally, with coconut chutney. 8- Then add around 3 cups (24 oz) water and stir. Sambar is truly versatile and can be enjoyed with hot crispy dosas and equally well with plain boiled rice and papad. Can you please share an instant pot version of making sambar? will the flavor be different if i don’t use drumsticks? My husband said it tasted better than in the restaurants. What is Sambar Powder? A few suggestions when you make your sambar next time. My first try turned out perfect, so I never have to leave the memories behind. Then add the hing and curry leaves for stir for few seconds until leaves turn crisp. Glad you all enjoyed the sambar! I did add a slit green chili and a LOT of Kashmiri Chili Powder though because I like it hot. I use tomato, drumstick, eggplant and carrots. coconut milk or cream is not traditionally used in sambar, but sure if you want add it. Simpler than other versions and restaurant quality. So I compensate for the lack of it by making a good sambar at home. If using an Instant Pot, pressure cook for 9 minutes on high pressure with natural pressure release. It was super easy, quick to cook and tasty. 3- Then strain the liquid using a strainer. When we eat South Indian food in restaurants, my focus is always more on the sambar and chutneys than the idli and dosa. Your sambar recipe seems amazing – Can you recommend any good Sambar powder that I can buy? I have tried so many recipes of sambhar before but to no avail. Even though I am not south Indian, I have always loved it as far as I can remember. I am going to make this today. The consistency of sambar can be adjusted to preference. Sambar – south Indian lentil stew made with vegetables, lentils and a special blend of spices. Thank you! 15- For the tempering, heat 1 tablespoon ghee (or oil if you want to keep this vegan), in a small pan on medium heat.