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Flavorful and delicious Chana Dal and Tomato Sambar made in the Instant Pot… Sambar is a popular South Indian vegetarian curry served with rice, dosa, idli, etc. It’s made with cooked lentil and mixed veggies, seasoned with aromatic spices and tamarind extract is added that imparts the slightly tangy taste. There are several variations of the Sambar recipe....

Tomato Sambar made in the Instant Pot… Sambar is a popular South Indian vegetarian gravy based dish that’s served along with dosa, idli, rice etc. The authentic sambar is made with mixed veggies and toor or tuvar dal. There are literally n number of variations for making sambar. Grated coconut is roasted along with whole spices and made into a paste and...

Chettinad style sambar, yet another South Indian vegetarian delicacy… Chettinad cuisine is popular in Tamil Nadu, they are known for using a variety of fresh and roasted spices¬†along with coconut. Their dishes are aromatic, flavorful and finger licking delicious. I’ve tried a few Chettinad style dishes and I loved them so much. During my India visit...

Green tomatoes, lentil, eggplant and roasted ground coconut masala cooked together to make this finger licking sambar… Harvest season has come to an end and I had to pick all the unripe green tomatoes form my veggie garden. I got a lot of green tomatoes sitting on my counter top, thought of letting them ripen in my kitchen. However, it seems there a lot of...

Sambar, a true South Indian delicacy… Onam is around the corner and it is the biggest festival of Kerala. While thinking about Onam too many good memories rushes into my mind. You have to be in Kerala to celebrate and enjoy Onam to the fullest. Though I couldn’t be in Kerala for Onam for the past few years, every year I make sure to celebrate it with Sadya...