Sambar

Cuisine Indian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Shopping List

  • 12 oz pumpkin cubed
  • 1 cups yellow pigeon peas or lentils
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 2 cups broth vegetarian or chicken
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice

You Might Have

  • 1 large onion halved and sliced
  • ghee or vegetable oil
  • salt & pepper

Optional

  • lemon juice
  • agave syrup or brown sugar

Sambar Culinary Spice Kit

  • Pouch [1] Tamarind, coriander, cumin, black mustard, turmeric (organic), fenugreek, asafoetida
  • Pouch [2] Mild chili powder

Instructions
 

Prepare

  • Cook peas according to package instructions.
  • Cook rice according to package instructions.

Cook

  • In a POT, heat 2 tbsp ghee or oil.
  • Fry onions over medium-low heat until they turn translucent. It will take about 5 minutes.
  • Careful of splatters, add chopped tomato, pumpkin cubes, broth, and Sambar Spices [1].
  • Add salt, pepper, and Sambar Spices [2] to taste.
  • Cover POT with lid. Bring to boil.
  • When boiling, turn heat to medium-low.
  • Cook until pumpkin is almost cooked, but still firm. It will take about 15 minutes.
  • Add cooked peas.
  • Adjust salt & pepper to taste.
  • Mix well.
  • Cover POT with lid. Bring to boil.
  • When boiling, turn heat to medium-low.
  • Cook until pumpkin is tender.

Optional

  • Adjust sour- or sweetness with more lemon juice, syrup or sugar to taste.

Last

  • Serve sambar with rice.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Substitute pumpkin with (sweet) potatoes , cauliflower, root vegetables, or green beans.
  • Add cooked shredded chicken or beef sausage in step 5.