How to make Sambar Sadam -Tamil Nadu Style Sambar Sadam (Rice) Recipe
Prep Time : 10 mins
Recipe Category: Variety Rice-One Pot Meal
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian (Tamil Nadu)
Raw rice -3/4 cup
Tur dal – 1/3 cup
Tamarind – a small lemon sized ball
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Ghee -2 tsp
Pearl onions -10 (Cut it into 2 pieces if it is big)
Carrot – 2 medium size
Beans – 10
Potato – 1 medium size
For the Masala
Channa dal/Bengal gram/Kadalai paruppu -2 tsp
Coriander seeds/Malli -1 tbsp
Red chilli -5
Whole black pepper -4
Grated coconut -1/4 cup flat
For the seasoning
Oil – 4 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp
Red chilli – 1
Hing/Asafoetida – a generous pinch
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Cook rice with needed water and keep it aside. If you do not know to cook rice, refer my post on How to cook rice?
Soak tur dal in hot water (just enough water to soak the dal) for 15-20 minutes. Pressure cook dal with a pinch of turmeric powder. Mash it well and keep it aside.
Soak tamarind in warm water and extract its juice (around 1 3/4 cup) and discard the pulp.
Fry everything mentioned under “for the masala” in a tsp of oil till dal turns golden brown, adding coconut in the end. Grind it to a smooth paste. Keep it aside. Now your masala for sambar sadam is ready.
Peel pearl onions and chop all the vegetables as shown in the picture below.
Keep all the vegetables ready.
Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when mustard seeds splutter, add hing, fenugreek seeds, red chilli and curry leaves. Then add pearl onions and saute until it turns pink.
Onion Raita /Onion Pachadi
Peel and cut 3 onions lengthwise into thin strips.
Add salt needed and leave it for 10 minutes. Squeeze out water from the onions and mix 1 1/2 cups of plain yoghurt/curd to it.
Heat a tsp of oil and season with mustard seeds and 1 finely chopped green chilli. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with sambar sadam.
You will love my other sambar sadam recipes-
Karnataka Style Bisi Bela Bath
Cracked wheat sambar sadam (samba godhumai sambar sadam)
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Wow, mouth watering sambar sadam, lovely illustrative clicks.
Padhu the first pic is so temptg…moe so its nearly afternoon and i am hungry…love to have it now
Sambhar looks so yummy and delicious..
love the combo…lovely snaps..
wow full tasty meal platter
Like to have anytime….urs luks perfect.really a healthy one pot meal!!!
tht looks amazingly delicious..luved the step wise pics..very inviting !
I love sambar sadham,your recipe picks are so beautiful,awesome preparation!!
tasty and healthy dish everyone loves it
Vowww!!! sambar sadam is looking yummy…
Wow yummy,my fav too…Always will be there in my weekly menu.Yours luks delicious,addition of vegetable healthy too…
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Lovely sambar sadam..
delicious sambar sadham…
slurp…Looks soo perfect:-)
Love the delicious looking rice…nice clicks..
Comfort food,looks delicious..
Yes, this combo definitely makes a satisfying meal 🙂
Thats a very yummy combination…
delicious looking sambar rice. love the raitha combo.
I love sambar sadam.. Yours looks just delicious 😀 Cant wait to have some..
Food Glorious Food!
Love your pictorial illustrations! It really helps especially for beginners like me! Your new follower and would also like to invite you to follow my space too! 🙂
WOW!!! This is absolutely tempting & yummy!!!
This look lip smacking good.
Yummy combo, looks inviting.
They are inviting me… I love this with appalam.Yummyyyy
Lovely combo,sounds so delicious.
the sambar sadam came out really good…thanks for the recipe and the clear concise steps.
Thanks a lot. I tried this recipe, it turned out excellent.
Came out pretty well…luved it…thank u….
Turn out better than expected, if i had known this earlier would have had many more lovely sambar saadham meals.
Thank you from the bottom of my tummy.
Thanks to padhuskitchen. I tried many dishes from your collections. Nowadays my husband telling while eating aahhaa super.
Thank you so much for this recipe… I am not a good cook.. Usually when i have people over it never go well.. Today i made this and it was a hit.. Thanks again…
thanks for the recipe…luvly pics
thanks for the recipe…luvly pics….
Its very super yummy taste. Thank u padhusa
such a simple and mouthwatering recipe. padhu really u r great
Hi.. may i know wats the exact measurement of 1cup.. its very difficult for me to identify correct measurement of 1cup.. make me clear.. it wil be very useful if u reply to my qn …
I use this standard Measuring cups and spoons for all my recipes.
Wonder ful recipe…..
Hi padhu aka,
Tried this at home . It was so nice . For beginners like me it's so nice to try . My MIL was so happy after I made this for her. Thank u . Love u.
hai padhu sister,tried this at home.it was very tasty and yummy.thank you for this recipes.
Hi, Thanks for the recipe. I was looking for this. Is there a way to prepare the masala without using coconut?
You can skip coconut and follow the rest of the method as given. While frying the masala, add a tsp of raw rice also in addition to the other ingredients (except coconut) and fry. Then grind it to a smooth paste.
It is very interesting and a am very eager to make this soon
padhu… sambar sadam came out yummy… i am a working woman and it helps me a lot
Vara prasadam for forced bachelors like me
I tried this sambhar saadam n it came out just as we eat at hotels.. perfect measurements… must try.. it made me even more hungry.. thanks a lot padhu.
Every recipe of yours turns out excellent. Thanks a bunch for your lovely blog!
Sambar rice turned out tasty..thank you..