Sambhar Rice Recipe

Sambar rice is nothing but one pot meal which has goodness of rice and sambar in one dish. It just spares you the task of preparing two different dishes Sambar And Rice. Sambar bath is a life saver when you want to eat something chatpata and do not want to put in too much effort. It is a wholesome meal with the goodness of lentil, rice and vegetables. Lets learn how to make sambar rice in a pressure cooker easily.

Sambar Rice Recipe

Serves : 2- 3
Total Time: 1hr

  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 cup Toor Dal 
  • 1/2 cup Mix Vegetables (Beans, Carrot, Drumstick, Peas)
  • 2 medium Tomato
  • 6 – 7 Sambar Onions (Baby Onions) (Optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp  Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilly powder
  • 2 tsp MTR Sambar Powder
  • 1 tsp Tamarind Paste
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee for frying
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 8 – 10 Curry leaves
  • 1 – 2 Dried Red Chilly
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • 3 – 4 Cashewnuts (optional)
  • 1 tblsp fresh Coriander Leaves
How to make sambar bath in pressure cooker:

  1. Wash rice and dal, drain away all the water, to the rice/dal mixture add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilly powder, sambar powder, mix vegetables, chopped tomato and salt.
  2. Add 4 cups of water to tamarind paste mix and pour into the dal/rice mixture.
  3. Cook in pressure cooker for 10 to 12 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally. Open and then mix it properly.
  4. In a tadka pan, add ghee and add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begin to crackle add sambar onions and dried red chilly and fry till they become soft. Then add cashewnuts and fry them till they become brown. 
  5. Add pinch of asafoetida and  curry leaves. 
  6. Pour this tadka on the sambar rice.
  7. Sprinkle with chopped coriander Leaves.
  8. Serve sambar rice hot with a dollop of ghee. Divine…

Note: If you have some leftover sambar then you can use it to prepare sambar bath. Do not use fresh dal. Just soak rice and later when boiling the rice and vegetables add the leftover sambar too it. The remaining procedure remains the same.