Sambar Saadham | Sambar rice recipe

sambar saadham, sambar rice
sambar saadham

This is my satisfying one pot meal . I love Bisibelebaath but I love sambaar saadham more . Some spices don’t suit me so I prefer my sambaar saadham with some vegetables , cooked dal and rice or millets. In the recipe below, i have used cooked rice and cooked dal

sambar saadham | sambar rice
sambar saadham

sambar saadham
sambar saadham

This is one of the few ways i make yummy sambar saadham instantly without much plans . Usually i prepare it this way , when i have left over rice and cooked dal, then i just add few vegetables along with cooked rice and cooked dal , pressure cook all together with spices required . many of you many wonder why pressure cook rice and dal again with vegetables when it is already cooked ! would it not be easier to just add cooked vegetables to cooked rice and dal along with the required spices to make the sambar saadham ?

valid question , and it can be prepared like this if you so wish . the reason i ask you to cook rice, dal and vegetables together is to get the perfect semi mashed consistency of the sambar saadham .

also note we are using cooked rice and cooked dal that was left over and not mashed and kept ready , it is a last minute kind of idea, hence we need to fluff up the already cooked rice along with dal to get the perfect soft texture, the texture of already cooked rice and dal would be little dry so if we pressure cook again it gets the right moist texture , the vegetables may need two or three whistles in pressure cooker , which will not over cook rice and dal

If you are still skeptical, you can skip the method and just pressure cook vegetables with required spices and separately add dal and cooked rice, mix all well .

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Sambar Saadham | Sambar rice recipe
this is my satisfying one pot meal . I love Bisibelebaath but I love sambaar saadham more . Some spices don't suit me so I prefer my sambaar saadham with some vegetables , cooked dal and rice or millets. In the recipe below, i have used cooked rice and cooked dal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. add 1 tsp oil in a pan , roast the ingredients given below 1 tbsp coriander seeds pinch of methi seeds, 2 tsp chana dal, pinch of asafoetida powder,5-6 pepper corns , 3-4 red chillies
  2. dry roast the sambar powder ingredients , grind to paste with water , ( no coconut added in my dish , if you wish you can add about 1 tbsp )
  3. keep this paste aside till needed .
  4. take a cooker pan , add 1-2 tsp oil , add shallots , sautee them,
  5. add chopped tomatoes and curry leaves, add other chopped vegetables, pinch of turmeric powder
  6. add the cooked rice , cooked dal , the ground sambar masala paste , required salt
  7. add about 5 cups water , give 4 whistles. when pressure subsides, open lid, stir well, and use ladle to gently blend the rice, dal and vegetables, add chopped coriander leaves ,
  8. give a tempering of mustard seeds, red chillies, curry leaves .with a tsp of oil .
  9. Notes ( for doubts regarding tamrind, ghee, coconut )
  10. I do not use tamrind in my sambar sadham as i use very good tangy tomatoes, you can add tamrind water if you wish ,
  11. my recipe does not use, too much ghee, and no coconut , without these , the sambar saadham tastes very good and stays good all day , does not make you feel heavy .
  12. you may use spice , ghee, coconut , tamrind as per your preference
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