Sambar is a kind of south Indian lentil and vegetable stew. We made this sambar recipe as an accompaniment for our raclette dosas. It was so delicious that I ate the leftovers for the next two days!
Sambar is a spicy lentil-and-vegetable soup that makes an excellent dipping sauce and accompaniment for your dosa. You can make it from scratch, but I used a packet of sambar paste to save time and effort. This sambar recipe is based on the recipe on the back of the package of sambar paste I used; please follow the instructions on the package you buy if you choose to use sambar paste.
I used a little bit of each of the following: chopped onion, chopped carrot, chopped cauliflower, chopped eggplant, chopped okra, chopped fresh green beans, and chopped potato. It’s very open-ended, and you can add more or less as you like.
To serve with raclette dosas:
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