Virat Indian Recipes

Virat Indian Recipes

Sambar (Red Gram and Vegetable Curry - Tamil Style)

  • Serves: 8
  • Pressure Cooking Time 4 minutes
  • Source:
    Manufacturer Exporter of Pressure Cookers


vegetable oil
1.5 tbsp
whole dry red chillies
whole dry red kashmiri chillies
Bengal gram
1 tbsp
1 cm piece
coconut grated
1/2 cup
curry leaves
2 sprigs
coriander seeds
1/4 cup
cumin seeds
1/2 tsp
fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp
5.5 cups
red gram
1 cup
turmeric powder
1/2 tsp
4 tsp
tamarind soaked in 1 cup hot water for 15 minutes and pulp extracted
25 g
onion cut into 6 pieces
1 medium (100 g)
drumsticks peeled and cut into 5 cm long pieces
vegetable oil for Tempering
2 tbsp
mustard seeds for Tempering
1/2 tsp


Heat oil in a pan for about 1 minute and roast together whole chillies, Bengal gram, asafoetida, coconut, 1 sprig curry leaves, coriander, cumin and fenugreek seeds till coconut turns golden brown. Grind roasted ingredients into a paste, adding a little water (

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