Sambar Rice

sambar rice


This is a famous dish from South India..Its like Dal rice khichdi with vegetables…but taste is different..Also known as Bisi Bele Bhath in Karnataka.


1/2 cup Rice.

1/2 cup Tuvar Dal.

1 cup mixed vegetables cubed(Carrots,Potatoes,Brinjals,Cauli flower,Beans,Green peas.)

1 Onion thickly sliced.

2 Medium sized Tomatoes chopped in big pieces.

1 tbsp Oil

2 tbsp Ghee.

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds.

1/4 tsp Asafoetida.

2 tsp MTR Bisi bele Bhath Masala.

1 tsp Red chilli powder.

2 Dried red chillies broken into pieces.

10 pieces broken Cashew nuts.

10 Curry leaves.

2 tsp Tamarind paste.

Salt to taste.


Mix together dal and rice,wash and keep soaked in 4 cup water for 1/2 hour.

Pressure cook for 4 whistles.Keep aside.

In a big non stick pan,heat 1 tbsp Oil & 1 tbsp Ghee.

Add mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds,asafoetida,curry leaves,dried chillies,cashew pieces and onions stir well till cashews and onions turn light brown in colour.

Add turmeric powder,chilli powder and MTR bisi bele bhath masala,mix well.

Add chopped vegetables and salt.Add half cup water,cover and cook till vegetables are cooked.

Add cooked dal and rice mixture,mix well,check for salt.Add water if required.Consistency should be semi solid.

Cover and cook for 5 minutes.Add i tbsp ghee.

Serve hot with pickle and Papad.

Happy Cooking !!!





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