Wednesday, May 4, 2011


When the weather is good I want to spend most of my time outdoors playing with my little one. SAMBAR RICE - a ONE POT MEAL is the perfect thing to cook.That way you can save time and be  happy about less clean up.You can make it with any vegetables that you have. It's so Healthy, Nutritious and not to forget Tasty which can be made with no effort at all.


Rice - 1 cup
Toor dal - 1/4 cup
Raw banana ( small ) - 1, peeled and sliced
Tomato - 1 medium size, diced
Lauki, sliced - 1 cup
Carrot - 1 cup sliced
Water - 3 1/2  cups
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:-

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Sambar pdr - 4 tbsp (add more or less to suit your taste)
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Red chilies - 3-4 nos, broken
Asafoetida - a pinch
Oil - 2 tsp
Cilantro - to garnish

Other veggies you can use - shallots,beans,peas,eggplant, okra etc.


Wash and clean the rice and dal.Transfer it to a big vessel.Add the chopped vegetables to it.Pour water and season with salt.On a medium heat pressure cook it for 3 whistles.Add the seasoning when the rice is hot.That way the flavor will all get in the rice.To prepare the seasoning heat some oil in a pan.Add the mustard seeds.Ones it starts to pop add cumin seeds,red chillies,curry leaves and asafoetida.Switch off the heat and add the sambar pdr.Add it to the rice and dal mixture.Mix it well. Add some water to help it all blend in.Check for salt.Garnish with some cilantro leaves.Serve warm with some pappad or chips.



Suja said...

One pot delicious meal..prefect.

Chitra said...

We too make this often. looks nice, :)