Instant Potato sambar

Hi Friends,

Today I wanted to do something simple and easy. Did not want to spend much time in cooking.  Also I remembered my husband told when he was in US on self cooking, he said all your recipes require grinding, as i dont have mixer/Grinder I cant cook those.. So here is something simple..


– 1 cup chopped onions

–  1 cup chopped tomato

– 1 cup chopped potatoes

– few curry leaves

– few garlic cloves ( optional )

– a pinch of turmeric

– one spoon sambaar powder

– one spoon salt

– 1 cup washed Tuvar Dal

– mustard seeds

–  cumin seeds

– 3 spoon oil

– 1 serving spoon grated coconut ( optional )

Method of Preparation

Take a Pressure pan, first put oil and heat. add mustard seeds, let it splutter, then add cumin seeds, garlic cloves, curry leaves, pinch of turmeric, chopped onions one after the other. Then add chopped potatoes and fry a little. Now add tomatoes, salt, sambar powder, grated coconut, tuvar dal and add 2 big glass of water. Close the pressure cooker. If you cook on low flame one whistle is enough.

Now your sambar is ready to eat with rice, rotis and chapati.

Note all ingredients in picture are actual measures I took today.


2 comments on “Instant Potato sambar

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  2. Bindu says:

    Reblogged this on Bindu's Kitchen.


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