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Leek Sambar Yum
Leeks Sambar is a delicious and comforting dish made with leeks, lentils and sambar powder. It is great to serve as a side dish to any South Indian meal.
Leek Sambar
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time
10 minutes

Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 leek Medium , thinly sliced
  • ½ cup toor dal
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsps coconut Fresh , grated
  • To taste salt
  • 2 tbsps cilantro , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Methi seeds
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida / Hing
  • 6 ~ 8 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1 ~ 2 tsps jaggery , grated (optional)
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 leek Medium , thinly sliced
  • ½ cup toor dal
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsps coconut Fresh , grated
  • To taste salt
  • 2 tbsps cilantro , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Methi seeds
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida / Hing
  • 6 ~ 8 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1 ~ 2 tsps jaggery , grated (optional)
Leek Sambar
Instructions
  1. Cook toor dal until completely tender and mushy.
  2. In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat oil; add the mustard seeds, methi seeds and hing. Once the seeds start to splutter, add the curry leaves and chopped leeks. Cook for about 3~4 minutes.
  3. Add the grated coconut, mix well and cook for a minute.
  4. Now add the tamarind paste, salt and let it simmer for about 3~4 minutes.
  5. In the mean time, whisk sambar powder in ½cup water and add to the pan. Simmer for 2~3 minutes.
  6. Stir in the cooked toor dal along with 1~2 cups of water depending on the desired consistency. Bring to a boil and adjust the seasoning. Add a tiny bit of jaggery if desired. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with steamed rice.
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