I couldn’t post any recipes for around more than 10 days owing few personal reasons which fell on my way so unfortunately. Thanks for being me during this period and offering me your support. Today is thanksgiving day and my special thanks to each viewer/visitor/follower for helping me grow.Today’s recipe is straight from my table. It is simple but yummy “SAMBAR RICE” . I love preparing this as it has all vegetables blended and it is a quick one pot meal. My mother prepares it in different ways and here is one way.

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  • Rice-1 cup
  • Toor dhal/Moong dhal-1/2 cup
  • Vegetables-2 cups
  • Tamarind extract-1 cup
  • Salt-To taste
  • Oil/ghee-To cook
  • Turmeric Powder-A pinch
  • Coriander leaves-To garnish

To dry roast and grind:

  • Red chilly-2
  • Coriander seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds-less than 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut-1 tbsp.
  • Channa dhal-1 tsp
  • Hing-A small piece

To temper:

  • Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal-1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves

Vegetables include shallots,chopped tomatoes,drumsticks,all variety of yam,raw mango,carrot,beans,broad beans,potato,brinjal,snake gourd


1.Soak dhal and rice separately for 20 minutes.

2.Pressure cook dhal and mash well

3.In a pressure cooker add all items under “To dry roast and grind” and roast well.

4.Cool them and make a fine powder.

5.In the same pressure cooker add oil/ghee and temper.

6.Add veggies one after the other and saute well.

7.Add turmeric powder and give a stir

8.Add cooked dhal and rice.

9.Add salt,tamrind extract and 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

10.After pressure is released serve it hot by garnishing with some coriander leaves.


You can just soak dhal for 30 minutes and add with rice as such

Be careful while dry roasting.

I have used a total of 3 cups of water. Adjust as per your rice absorption capacity.

Skip salt and red chillies for babies below one year.

Be sure to have introduced all ingredients individually before offering this to your baby

Always have a word with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.

The choice of vegetables is up to you. You can add any vegetable.

This can be offered for babies above 8 months.

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  1. I love Indian food, but this is the first time I have seen this dish! I think I have most ingredients listed in this blog recipe, but unfortunately I don’t have ghee with me. I do have the usual butter; will it suit as a substitute for now?

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