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Sambar (Spicy Lentil and Vegetable Stew)

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"A spicy South Indian vegetable stew. Enjoy with rice, roti, or as a soup."
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1 h 25 m servings 211
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Combine water, toor dal, onion, tomato, pumpkin, okra, peas, and radishes in a pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook until dal, pumpkin, and radishes start to soften, 30 to 40 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a small pan over medium heat and add mustard seeds. Stir in garlic, red peppers, curry leaves, and sambar powder. Cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir seasoned oil mixture into the stew and cook until flavors combine, 25 to 30 minutes more. Stir in tamarind, salt, and red chile powder.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 211 calories; 6.4 35.1 6.3 0 108 Full nutrition

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