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Beans Sambar

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 50 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • Sambar :

  • Masala:

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Beans sambar is an interesting sambar variant. The usual sambar is a lentil-based stew or chowder cooked with tamarind broth. When green beans combine with lentils, the protein profile of sambar increases further. Beans sambar pairs well with rice, dosas, idlies, and many other rice-based dishes.

Health Benefits

Sambar is one of those dishes that is just hands down healthy to eat. Everything from lentils, coconut, tamarind, add to the nutritive value of Sambar. The tamarind, specifically, helps improve respiratory health, skin conditions, and vision and boost immunity.

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How to make Beans Sambar

  1. Chop all the beans to 1-inch pieces.
  2. Rinse toor dal, drain excess water, and pressure cook until completely done. Mash the dal slightly.
  3. Roast cumin seeds, urad dal, coriander seeds, and red chillies with a tablespoon of coconut oil and set aside to cool.
  4. Blend roasted masala, coconut, a few curry leaves, and tamarind to a smooth paste and set aside.
  5. Heat a cup of water with chopped beans, a teaspoon of turmeric and curry leaves and. Add jaggery and salt and bring the mixture to a low boil. Add mashed dal and prepared masala and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy! 

Trivia 

Beans are the only cultivated plant that actually enriches the soil.

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