Sambhar Rice Recipe

1 cup rice
1 cup toor dhal (soak the dhal for 3-4 hours in hot water)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. coriander powder
1/2 tsp chilly powder
2 tsp sambar powder
salt to taste
1 tsp tamarind paste
ghee for frying
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
a few curry leaves
a pinch of asafoetida
2 cashews (optional)
few chopped shallots (sambar onions)
a few chopped corriander leaves
How to make sambhar rice:
  • Wash rice and dhal, drain away all the water, to the rice/dhal mixture add the turmeric powder, corriander powder, chilly powder, sambar powder and salt.
  • Add 4 cups of water to tamrind paste mix and pour into the dhal/rice mixture.
  • Cook in pressure cooker for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Add ghee in the pan and fry the shallots (sambar onions), as it’s getting brown add the mustard seeds, cashewnuts, curry leaves.
  • Add this seasoning to the Sambar Bath.
  • Sprinkle with chopped Corriander Leaves.
  • Serve hot.


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