One-pot Sambar Rice

  • Apr 18, 2021
  • By Anatã India

Simple, convenient and tasty, this Sambar Rice is like a hug in a bowl. Tastes even better on rainy, gloomy days with a glass of chilled buttermilk or a bowl of hung curd/ yogurt. 


  • Any kind of rice/millet (1 cup) 
  • Veggies of your choice (2-3) like gourds, carrots and beans
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Toor dal (half cup)
  • Chana dal (quarter cup)
  • Sambar powder (2 tablespoons)
  • Tamarind (1 teaspoon)
  • Salt
  • Jhakiya (used in this recipe, can use normal mustard too),
  • Curry leaves and urad dal for the tempering of the rice
  1. In a cooker, add oil and all the ingredients for the tempering.
  2. Once the oil starts giving out the fragrance of curry leaves, put the tomatoes in, let them become soft.
  3. Introduce the rest of the vegetables. Add salt to help them cook.
  4. Add Sambar powder and the tamarind and let it mix in with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Add the washed rice and dals with 3 cups water.
  6. Let it cook for about 20-25 mins before serving it with curd! (It needs to be a watery consistency)

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