This is my satisfying one pot meal . I love Bisibelebaath but I love sambaar saadham more . Some spices don’t suit me so I prefer my sambaar saadham with some vegetables , cooked dal and rice or millets. In the recipe below, i have used cooked rice and cooked dal
This is one of the few ways i make yummy sambar saadham instantly without much plans . Usually i prepare it this way , when i have left over rice and cooked dal, then i just add few vegetables along with cooked rice and cooked dal , pressure cook all together with spices required . many of you many wonder why pressure cook rice and dal again with vegetables when it is already cooked ! would it not be easier to just add cooked vegetables to cooked rice and dal along with the required spices to make the sambar saadham ?
valid question , and it can be prepared like this if you so wish . the reason i ask you to cook rice, dal and vegetables together is to get the perfect semi mashed consistency of the sambar saadham .
also note we are using cooked rice and cooked dal that was left over and not mashed and kept ready , it is a last minute kind of idea, hence we need to fluff up the already cooked rice along with dal to get the perfect soft texture, the texture of already cooked rice and dal would be little dry so if we pressure cook again it gets the right moist texture , the vegetables may need two or three whistles in pressure cooker , which will not over cook rice and dal . Just so there is no confusion , if you want to prepare sambar saadham from scratch, then :
1 cup rice, wash few times
1/2 cup toor dal, wash and keep
Pressure cook both dal and rice for 4-5 whistles, approx 4 cups water , with a pinch of turmeric powder. Rest of the preparation method is the same as below .