Quick One Pot Sambhar recipe by Vasanthi Ram

One Pot Sambhar Recipe by Vasanthi Ram

Quick One Pot Sambhar by Vasanthi Ram 


  • Peel and half shallots  – one handful.
  • Wash and soak 1 cup of Toor daal for 15 mins.
  • One lemon size tamarind juiced.
  • Coconut milk powder 2 small sachets. or diluted coconut milk one cup.


  1. In a pressure cooker add 4 tbls of oil along with 1 tsp of mustard seeds and a whole red chill 1 cut into 2pcs.
  2.  Add 1/2 tsp asofodetia.
  3. 1 tsp urad dal.
  4. keep the flame on medium and temper the above.
  5. To this add shallots fry 2mins and 2 green chillies cut length wise, plus
    • 1 tbls sambar powder
    • 1″tsp tumeric
    • 1 tsp grated jaggery.
  6. Fry till you get a nice aroma and shallots turn medium brown.
  7. Add a little salt to flavor the shallots( not entire salt).
  8. Add tamarind juice and coconut milk bring to a boil.
  9. Add the soaked daal along with 1 to 1 1/2 cups water
  10. Pressure cook for 8 whistles.
  11. Cool and open.
  12. Add salt to taste.
  13. For a fresher taste you can temper again with a little oil, mustard seeds and curry leaves( optional)
  14. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  15. Adjust salt.pour on glass idly n enjoy!!

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