Vegetable Sambar Instant Pot

Vegetable Sambar Instant Pot Video Recipe Below

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Vegetable Sambar Instant Pot
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  1. measuring cup used ,1 cup = 250 ml
  2. 1 cup Toor dal/Split Pigeon Pea washed
  3. 2 cups mix vegetables (carrot,beans,potato)
  4. 1 large sized Tomato, chopped
  5. 2 tablespoon Sambar powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ,Turmeric powder
  7. 1 teaspoon ,Red chili powder (optional)
  8. 1 tablespoon Tamarind Concentrate *See Notes
  9. 1/4 cup Coconut paste (optional) *See Notes
  10. 4 cups Water
  11. salt
  12. 2 tablespoon Cilantro/Coriander leaves to garnish
  13. 2 tablespoon Oil/Ghee
Tempering Ingredients
  1. 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  2. 1/2 teaspoon Cumin/Jeera Seeds
  3. 8-10 Fresh curry leaves
  4. 1/4 teaspoon Asafetida/Hing
  1. Press SAUTE mode on Instant Pot. Add oil and once it's hot add mustard seeds,cumin,curry leaves and asafetida,let it splutter.
  2. Add mix vegetables,tomatoes and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  3. Then add washed toor dal(lentils),sambar powder,turmeric powder,tamarind extract,salt,coconut paste and water.Mix well.
  4. Press CANCEL button on Instant Pot.
  5. Close the lid on the pot, and turn valve from VENTING to SEALING position.
  6. Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and set timer to 8 minutes
  7. Do a NATURAL PRESSURE RELEASE(NPR) (Wait until silver button on lid drops).BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT STEAM
  8. Remove lid away from you,garnish with Cilantro.
  9. Mix well and adjust consistency and spice level.Increase accordingly.
  10. Serve with Rice.
  1. 1.Blend 1/4 cup fresh/frozen coconut with little water to make smooth coconut paste.
  2. 2.To make tamarind paste,soak lemon sized tamarind in hot water,squeeze and extract the juice.
  3. 3.Sambar Powder is easily available in indian grocery stores or amazon (
  4. 4.If you like your sambar to be more spicy add 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder.
  5. 5.You can also add vegetables like pumpkin,drumstick,eggplant etc.
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