- ½ cup masoor dal or moong dal
- 1 large potato – cubed
- 1 small onion – chopped into large chunks
- 1 medium sized tomato – cubed
- 2 green chillies – slit
- 3 tbsp homemade sambar powder
- 2 tbsp tamarind pulp
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp sugar
- Coriander leaves – handful chopped
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- ¼ tsp asafoetida
- 1 sprig curry leaves
Potato sambar is one of those dishes that can be considered to be a staple of Indian cuisine. Sambar is a type of lentil-based veggie chowder or stew that is eaten all throughout the Indian subcontinent. It is prepared a little differently in South India and Sri Lanka, where it is cooked using a tamarind-based broth. This dish is great for vegetarians and vegans because the potatoes give the stew a chewiness that is compatible with meat.
Potato is one of the most frequently eaten vegetables in the world. Just about every cuisine culture makes use of the potato in some form or another, and it’s not just because they taste so great. Potatoes have lots of health benefits to offer as well. Potato has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels, improve digestion, boost heart health, and protect the body from the formation of polyps which are a type of cancer.
How to make Potato Sambar
The earliest mention of sambar can be traced back to the 17th century.