Instant Pot Sambar

A traditional and popular Indian vegetarian stew… This vegetarian stew is prepared with split pigeon peas, vegetables and a special blend of spices…

Instant Pot Sambar
4.5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Butternut Pumpkin Soup, Instant Pot Sambar
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 6 curry leaves
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger chopped finely
  • 1/2 of medium onion chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 4 tsp sambar powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup split pigeon pea rinsed
  • 1 cup pumpkin cut in medium pieces
  • 1 carrot peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 3 baby eggplants cut each into 4 pieces
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • Place the oil in the Instant Pot and select“Sauté”. Then add the mustard seeds,curry leaves, green chili andginger and cook for about 1 minute, stirring continuously.
  • Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the tomatoes, sambar powder and salt andcook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Press “Cancel” and sir in the split pigeon pea, vegetables and water.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Cook on “Manual” with “High Pressure” for about 8 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and allow a natural release.
  • Remove the lid and stir in the tamarind paste until well combined.
  • Serve hot with the garnishing of cilantro.
This recipe is part of my FREE recipe index, where you can find the best Instant Pot recipes. If you love this recipe, please pin and share it. Thanks!

Hotel? Trivago
Instant Pot Recipes? Corrie Cooks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *