SAMBHAR RICE(sambhar sadham)

This variety rice comes from the south indian kitchen !This can be served with any chips ,

fryums,papadams,or appalams.No extra dishes are necessary .

Easy to make ,and healthy too.You could add any type of vegetables you like.

This comes in the vegetarian lunch box category,with lemon rice,tomato rice,curd

rice,sambhar rice etc.

For the recipe:


1 cup raw rice or basmati rice

3/4 cup tuvar dhal /moong dal(green gram dal)

2 drumsticks

2 carrots

6-7 beans cut or green peas

5-6 ladies finger

3 brinjals

1 small piece pumpkin(white or yellow)

1 raw banana

lemon sized tamarind soaked in water

1.5 inch piece ginger chopped

4-5 green chillies

1 tomato

few shallots/small onions/spring onions

1.5 tblsp.sambhar powder

2 tsp garam masala powder

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp.mustard

1 tsp.fenugreek seeds

3-4 dry red chillies

1/2 tsp whole peppercorns

1 tsp.cummin seed powder

few curry leaves

few cashewnuts

1/4 cup ghee

salt to taste


Wash and cook the rice and dal together with 1:3 ratio water in a pressure cooker.

Cut all the vegetables and cook separately  in a little water with chopped ginger,green

chillies and salt.

When it is half cooked ,add tamarind extract,sambhar powder and switch off the flame.

After the rice and dal is cooked very well,slightly mash the rice.Add the vegetables

with the water.(it should be in a semi solid state like congee,and not too watery too.)

In another  wok add ghee,then the mustard seeds till it splutters.Add red chillies,

fenugreek,shallots,curry leaves,asoefoetida and cashewnuts and saute for a minute.

Add garam masala,and pour over the rice.

Add scraped jaggery.Check salt and simmer for 5-7 minutes.

The taste of the rice depends on what type or sambhar powder you are using.

Will be posting ‘  make home spice powders’ soon!








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