Sambhar Sadham

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Ingredients - Rice

  • Rice 1 cup
  • Toor dhal ½ cup
  • Green peas 100 grams
  • Tomatoes 100 grams
  • Oil ½ cup
  • Ghee 100 gram
  • Tamarind nellikkai alavu (or 1 tea spoon tamarind paste)
  • Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Onion 1

Ingredients - Sambhar Power

  • Red chillies (dried) 8
  • Dhaniya seeds 8 tea spoons
  • Channa dhal 4 tea spoons
  • Fenugreek seeds ¼ tea spoon
  • Pepper corns 8
  • Coconut (shredded) 2 tea spoons


  • Red chillies (dried) 4
  • Mustard seeds 1 tea spoon
  • Asafoetida


  1. Chop the onion and tomatoes into small pieces.
  2. Roast carefully the ingredients for sambhar powder in a small amount of oil. Then grind all these ingredients into a powder.
  3. Cook the rice and the dhal in 4 cups of water in a pressure cooker. When the rice and the dhal are cooked, add the green peas. When the peas are cooked, add the tamarind, salt and turmeric. Then add the sambhar powder made earlier, and the chopped tomatoes. Stir well for 10 minutes until it boils.
  4. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the seasoning ingredients.
  5. Next, add the chopped onions and fry until golden brown.
  6. Pour this mixture into the cooked rice and then add the remaining ghee and oil to it. Mix well.
  7. Cashew nuts can also be fried and added to it if desired.