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Sambhar is a dish, very commonly eaten in South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala as well as the neighbouring country of Sri Lanka. It is one of the main dishes of the South Indian cuisine.

Sambhar is eaten mostly with rice, dosa, vada or idli. The spicy tangy dish is made of red gram or toor daal, tamarind water, drumsticks, pumpkin, lady's fingers, and a variety of spices and herbs. Although making sambhar requires carefully chosen spices in correct quantity, commercially available sambhar mix are common and taste almost as good.

Sambhar is the main side dish with which popular dishes are eaten. Sambhar dosa, vada sambhar, idli sambhar, sambhar rice, etc are some of the well known combinations.

To make sambhar, the ingredients needed are : toor dal (2 cups), sambhar masala (4 tbsp), eggplant(chopped, 1 cup), some onions, potatoes(chopped, 1 cup), pumpkin 1/2 cup, 8 to 10 pieces of drumstick, some curry leaves, red chilli powder, a small piece of tamarind, ghee 3 tbsp, coriander leaves and salt.

Take some water and boil the daal in it. Mix the sambhar masala. Let the mixture be of medium-thick consistency. Make tamarind water by mixing the tamarind lump in hot water for sometime. Pour the tamarind water into the daal and add salt. Now add the vegetables into the sambhar and cook till they are ready. In a large spoon or serving spoon, heat the oil. Fry the mustard seeds, red chilies, curry leaves, etc and pour it into the sambhar. Mix well and add coriander leaves for garnishing.

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