Instant Pot Potato Onion Sambar
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Instant Pot Potato Onion Sambar

Sambar is a popular and authentic dish from South India. Sambar is prepared with one or two vegetables and onion as an add-on. I am sharing the recipe for Sambar with potatoes and onions. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Curry, Instant Pot, Sambar
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Uma Srinivas

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • 1 red chili
  • 2 green chilies
  • 7 curry leaves
  • 2 cups red or white onions
  • 1 Tomato
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp sambar Powder
  • 4-5 red potatoes
  • ½ cup rinsed split red lentils
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp tamarind concentrates or 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp jaggery or brown sugar

Instructions

  • Add oil to inner pot in your Instant Pot and press the saute option.
  • When the oil is hot add mustard seeds and urad dal.
  • As the mustard seeds start to sputter, add curry leaves and green chilies and stir well for a minute.
  • Add onions and continue to saute for at least a minute.
  • Now add tomatoes and let them soften up and then add potatoes.
  • In about a minute, add turmeric and sambar powder and stir well for an even mixture.
  • Add split red lentils, tamarind, jaggery, 2 1/2 cup water, and salt.
  • Close the lid of the instant pot. Turn the steam release handle to sealing position. Press on Pressure cooking( high pressure) setting and set the timer for 7 minutes.
  • When time is up open the lid using quick release option or you could also let it cool down naturally.
  • Garnish with cilantro and Potato Onion Sambar is ready!
  • Pair it with steamed rice, Dosa or even rotis.

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcal
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