Sambar (Opos Method)

Make this simple sambar in the Opos Method

1 cup tur dal
2-3 sambar onions (small variety)
1 medium tomato
A small piece of jaggery
1 small piece of tamarind
1 tablespoon sambhar powder
1 tsp chilli powder
Salt to taste

For tempering
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
A pinch of asafoetida
Oil – 1 tsp


1. Take a cooker and add all the ingredients alongwith water (1 cm above the level of dal) and cook on high upto 3 whistles.
2. In a small tempering vessel add oil, then mustard seeds, asafoetida, when the mustard tempers add to the Sambar.

1. You can soak the dal for 10 minutes prior to cooking.

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