Friday, July 29, 2011

Cooker Sambar Saadam - A Spicy Vegetable And Lentil Rice


No elaborate preparations. No mess in the kitchen. No piled up vessels to be washed. This tasty cooker sambar saadam comes in handy when you have no time for elaborate cooking .
Set the cooker on the stove. Get ready for an evening show. Just remember to switch off the stove before you leave, of course after three whistles! A warm and flavoursome home made dinner awaits you on your return !


Rice - 1 cup
Tur dal - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Sambar / spice powder - 3 tsps
Salt - 1 1/2 tsps
Tamarind - 1small marble size shreded into tiny bits
OR Tamarind paste - 1/2 tsp
Chopped vegetables - 2 cups
Chopped tomatoes - 1 cup
Sliced onion - 1 cup


Ghee - 2  tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1 pinch
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Broken red chillies - 4
Curry leaves - a few


1. Wash rice and dal together and dump them into a big vessel which would fit into your pressure cooker.


2. Add the chopped vegetables ( chop them slightly bigger so that they do not melt away in the cooker), chopped tomatoes,  sliced onion, tamarind, sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt. 


3. Heat ghee in a seasoning ladle  and add mustard seeds .
4. When the mustard splutters add fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, broken red chillies and curry leaves and fry till the seasoning gives out a pleasant aroma.
5. Pour the seasoning into the vessel containing all the ingredients.
6. Add 6 cups of water, stir, and pressure cook until three whistles.
7. Switch off flame and wait till the pressure subsides.
8. Stir the sambar saadam before serving.


Drizzle a teaspoon of warm ghee over every portion served. Enjoy the tasty flavoursome cooker sambar saadam topped with chips or salted cashew nuts, or cucumber rings and roasted papad.

5 Post your Comments:

Anonymous said...

Water-in-my-mouth delicious!

Unknown said...

Delicious rice,very nice version...

jayasree said...

I have heard from an aunt of mine, who makes this cooker sambar sadam for anna dhanam.

Jayashree said...

I love one pot meals for all the reasons you've mentioned. This sounds delicious.

Anonymous said...

I made it today.. It's delicious.. It turned out perfect..
Thanks for the recipe..