Quick and Easy Sambhar My Mother's Style

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Nisha

This is how my mommy dearest makes sambhar.

Top Review by Sudika

To Charishma, if you are reading, bottle gourd is lauki. Ridge Gourd is Torai, Bitter Gourd Karela. Snake Gourd is chichinda

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Take a pressure cooker and pour the water in it.
  2. Put all the veggies (except the drum sticks and the leaves) turmeric salt and the asafoetida.
  3. Pressure cook until one whistle or for 10 minutes.
  4. Let it cool down.
  5. Remove the lid and put it back on fire.
  6. Add in the drumsticks.
  7. When the drumsticks are cooked, add the tamarind pulp, chili powder and coriander powder-- add water as per the consistency required.
  8. Let it boil for 5 6 minutes, remove and keep aside.
  9. Heat oil in a small wok-- and crackle mustard, throw in the curry leaves and dried red chillies, pour this over the sambhar.
  10. Garnish with fresh cilantro-- Serve with steamed rice-- and of course with idlis!

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