Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sambhar sadam

This is popularly called Besi Bele Bath in karnataka.In Tamilnadu we call it sambar sadam and it is a very common dish in most of the occasions.


  • Rice                                  One cup
  • Tur Dal                             Half cup
  • Turmeric powder              One spoon
  • Tamarind                           Marble sized ball
  • Ghee                                 As required
  • Cashew nuts                      Few
  • Small onions                      One cup
  • Mixed vegetables              One and half cup
  • Salt                                   To taste

To Roast and Grind

  • Coriander seeds               1tbs                                          
  • Channa Dal                     1tbs
  • Red chillies                       10
  • Coconut                           2tbs
  • Cardamom                       2
  • Cloves                              4
  • Saunf                                1tbs
  • Poppy seeds                     1tbs
  • Cinnamon stick                 Small piece
To Season
  • Oil                                   1tbs
  • Mustard seeds                 1tbs

1.Soak the tamarind in hot water and extract juice.Cook the rice and Dal together in a cooker.

2.Roast all the ingredients(given in the column above for roast and grind) in ghee or oil.

3.Cool and powder it .

4.Dice some vegetables like carrot,beans,peas,cauliflower and potato.Peel the small onions.

4.Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds and fry the small onions till crisp.

5.Add the other vegetables and saute for few minutes.Add the tamarind water,salt,turmeric powder and allow it to boil until the vegetables are cooked.

6.Add the powdered masala and mash up the rice,Dal before you add.

7.Mix well and bring it to required consistency.

8.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and cashew nuts roasted in ghee.


Reshmi said...

hi uma, thnx for visiting me.. u've a wonderful space.. following u!!
Sambhar sadam is one of the most commonly served cuisines in Tamil Nadu.. When I was in chennai, I used to have it almost everyday for lunch at my company's canteen.. A plate half of sambhar sadam and half of curd rice.. Perfect lunch!!

Shylaja said...

Wow. The sambar sadam looks yummy. Reminded of Saravana Bhavan at Mylapore. Miss it a lot

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shyamala said...


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Rathi said...

Can you please tell me how many cups of water did u use to cook the rice and the dhal? Also, for how many whistles in a pressure cooker?

jaya's recipes said...

Hi rathi I used 31/2 cups water for 1 cup rice and dal together a little more than the the pressure cooker give 3 whistles and 5 mins minimum in low flame.