Instant Pot Vegetable Sambar

This is a South Indian curry recipe with a great taste and lots of vegetables. It has a known combination with idli but can be served with plain rice!

Instant Pot Vegetable Sambar
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: toor dal, Vegetable Sambar, vegetables
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 8
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 cups split pigeon peaor toor dal washed
  • 4 tsp sambar powder
  • 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 4 tomatoes chopped
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 tsp salt
  • cilantro garnish
  • 12 curry leaves
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2(1 inch) ginger finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies
  • 2 carrots cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups pumkin cut in medium sized pieces
  • 6 baby eggplant cut into 4 pieces each
  • Set the instant pot to “Sauté” mode and add oil and mustard seeds.
  • Sauté for about 1 minute and add chopped onions.
  • Sauté for about 3 minutes and add tomatoes, sambar powder and salt.
  • Sauté for about 2 minutes andadd all the vegetables, toor dal and water.
  • Cook under “Manual” and “Low Pressure” for about 8 minutes.
  • Select “Cancel” and release the pressure naturally.
  • Stir in the tamarind pasteand garnish with cilantro.
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