This is one more Hotel Sambar recipe added to my collection in the blog . I had to share this as it was given to me by a friend who does a small catering of home foods and I liked the samabar they supplied. While all the versions of such tiffin smabar in my blog have their own unique taste and satisfying , I had a feeling i was missing something . So to my utter amazement I realised this recipe was so stripped of some important ingredients that we assumed was necessary to make a delicious sambar . Coconut for one was absent and also few ingredients that we grind and add , tamrind was also not used! I used to think coconut was essential for that fragrant sambar . while coconut added to any sambar does uplift it to a very delicious taste , it was not required in this recipe . I just realised that we need to use only ingredients required and not simply add on under assumption . Also the tastiest dish need not always be complicated too . Normally while making any onion sambar , we add oil in a wok , add shallots first and saute in oil for few minutes , this step has been completely eliminated and it doesnt make a difference . The recipe if you notice is oil free except for the tempering . with ghee .
I felt this is exactly the kind of sambar that we can prepare in pressure cooker and very easily too , as it uses no coconut the sambar. remains good for hours ..very useful for beginners, bachelors and busy housewives .
check out the you tube video of the same given below