Easy Tasty Sambar Rice


  • Parboiled rice -1 cup
  • Toor dal - 1/4 cup
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato -1
  • Chopped veggies - 1 1/2 cup ( Eggplant, Carrot, Potato, Drumstick, Beans)
  • Sambar powder - 1 1/4 tspn
  • Asafoteida(hing) - 1/4 tspn
  • Fenugreek powder - a pinch
  • Tamarind - a Goose berry size or 1/4 tspn
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn

health tip

Veggies are rich in vitamins, minerals & fiber. Dhal or pulses are rich in protein. Rice is high in carbohydrate.

Sambar Rice


  1. Wash the rice & dal together. Cook it in a pressure cooker till the mixture gets soft & mushy.
  2. Heat some oil & ghee in a pan. Add curry leaves, hing, methi powder and Cinnamon stick. Add the diced onion & tomato. Saute it till tomato gets mushy. Add the sambar powder& salt. Saute it till the oil separates. Add the chopped veggies & saute for some time.
  3. When the pressure goes off, mash the rice dal mixture with the back of the ladle or using potato masher. Mix in the sauted veggies, Tamarind juice & little brown sugar or jaggery. Taste it for salt & spiciness. Add some hot water & cook it for one more whistle. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves & green onions.

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