Sambar Sadam Recipe for Babies, Toddlers and Kids
 
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Sambar Rice- A one pot meal made with rice, lentils, tamarind and vegetables. Nutritious lunch for kids.
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Recipe type: Rice/Biryani
Cuisine: South Indian
Ingredients
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Toor dal - ½ cup
  • Small onions- 10 (or) Big Onion - 1 medium sized
  • Tomato - 1 medium sized
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Vegetables* - 1 cup chopped
  • Sambar powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Tamarind - small lemon size
  • Hing - a generous pinch
  • Corainder leaves - a handful
  • Water - 4.5 cups
  • Salt - as required
To temper
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
  • Urad dal - ½ tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
* I used 1 carrot, 5 beans, handful of peas and 1 potato
Instructions
Preparation
  1. Slice onions, chop tomatoes finely. Wash and Chop all vegetables into bite size pieces. Slit green chillies. Roughly chop corainder leaves. Set aside.
  2. Soak Tamarind in 2 cups of warm water. Wash rice and toor dal together and soak it in warm water for 20 minutes.
Method
  1. Heat a pressure cooker with ghee & oil. Add mustard seeds. Let it crackle. Then add urad dal and fenugreek seeds. Saute them until golden brown. Then add curry leaves. Fry for a minute.
  2. Then add onions. Saute them nicely until golden brown. Once onions becomes transparent , add tomatoes. Fry tomatoes until the raw smell of tomatoes leaves and become mushy.
  3. Add chopped veggies, sambar powder and required salt. Give a quick stir. Now mash the tamarind well and discard the thick pulp.
  4. Transfer the tamarind water to the pressure cooker. Then add soaked rice & dal mix well. Add corainder leaves. Give a quick stir.
  5. Add remaining water (2.5 cups of water) and bring it to a boil. Then close the lid of pressure cooker and cook everything in a medium flame for three to four whistles. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and fluff the rice with a spoon slowly, top with ghee if required.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3
Recipe by GKFoodDiary - Homemade Indian Baby Food Recipes at https://gkfooddiary.com/sambar-sadam-recipe-for-babies-toddlers-and-kids/