Brinjal sambar. A traditional and tasty sambar made with brinjal, mashed toor dal, and tamarind extract. Brinjal sambar goes well with steamed rice.
My kids love dal, so I will make dal rice everyday. If dal is excess, I will make sambar and have it for dinner or next day’s lunch.
Brinjal sambar goes well with steamed rice and also as an accompaniment for dosa and idli. I like brinjal sambar mainly because of its flavor and also it is very simple and easy to make.
Preparation time. 10 minutes
Cook time. 20 minutes
Recipe cuisine. south indian
Recipe category. lunch
Recipe reference. here
Brinjal (cut into medium sized pieces) – 3
Sambar onion (chopped) – 3 to 4
Tomato (cut into small pieces) – 1
Toor dal (cooked & mashed) – 1/2 cup
Tamarind – small lemon sized
Sambar powder – 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt – as required
Oil – 2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida/hing/perungayam – a pinch
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.
1. Soak tamarind in water and extract 3 cups of tamarind juice by adding water.Heat oil in a pan, and let the mustard seeds splutter. Add asafoetida and curry leaves. Saute for a minute, and then add the chopped onions. When onions turn transparent, add brinjal and a cup of water just to cover the brinjals. Cook for a minute.2. Add tomato pieces followed by turmeric powder, sambar powder and salt. Stir well and cook until the vegetable turns soft.3. Now add tamarind extract and allow it to boil.4. Add the mashed toor dal along with a cup of water. Stir well.5. Cook until sambar thickens. Now, brinjal sambar is ready! Serve the sambar with steamed rice.
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