Lentil Sambar

Recipe by Sharon123
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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse the lentils, place them in a small saucepan with the 3 cups of water, and bring them to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 45 to 60 minutes, until tender.
  • Stir occasionally, adding more water if necessary.
  • While the lentils are cooking, chop the onion, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, and bell pepper into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
  • Warm the oil in a pot and saute the mustard, fenugreek, and cumin seeds on medium heat, covering the pot and shaking it occasionally to prevent burning.
  • When the mustard seeds begin to pop, stir in the turmeric, coriander, cinnamom, cayenne, and chopped chile and saute for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in the tamarind liquid, then add the onions, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, and salt and combine.
  • Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the bell peppers, cover, and continue to cook until all of the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain the cooked lentils and stir them into the vegetable mixture.
  • Reheat if necessary, then stir in the cilantro.
  • Ladle over basmati rice and serve with Mango Peach Chutney and a generous dollop of yogurt,if desired.
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