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
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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
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  • 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.
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