Sambar Sadam
Chef Gautam Mehrishi shares a one-pot meal recipe that is popular in South India. Sambar Sadam is a simple dish consisting of rice, lentil and vegetables. This dish is a burst of flavours.
Chef Gautam Mehrishi Sambar Sadam Recipe

- Indian


- 4

Cooking Time

-10-15 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10 Min


  • 2 tbsp clarified butter
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves
  • 1 cup soaked split Bengal gram
  • 1½ cup soaked rice
  • ½ tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 tsp sambar masala powder
  • 2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 10 to 12 French beans
  • 2 tbsp peas boiled
  • 1 tbsp jaggery
  • 1 to 2 drumsticks
  • salt
  • Lukewarm water
  • tamarind paste
  • grated coconut
  • Drumsticks fried


  1. 1

    Heat clarified butter in a pan and add some mustard seeds into it.
  2. 2

    Saute a few curry leaves.
  3. 3

    Add soaked split Bengal gram and soaked rice to this and mix well.
  4. 4

    Add a little asafoetida, turmeric powder and chopped tomato.
  5. 5

    Cook it for three to four minutes.
  6. 6

    Pour a little lukewarm water into the rice.
  7. 7

    Add some sambar masala powder and a little tamarind paste too.
  8. 8

    Cut the French beans into medium size.
  9. 9

    Add the chopped beans and the boiled peas to the rice mix in the pan.
  10. 10

    Add salt and a little jaggery too and gently mix it.
  11. 11

    Meanwhile, shallow fry the chopped drumsticks in a separate pan with a little clarified butter.
  12. 12

    Transfer the sambar sadam to a serving dish.
  13. 13

    Serve it with a little tamarind paste grated coconut and fried drumsticks.
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Chef Gautam Mehrishi loves a fragrant pot of desi ghee, biking through the Himalayas and adding a twist to Indian food, not necessarily in that order! His grandpa was his earliest fan who urged him to follow his passion and cook professionally, and he’s never looked back! He’s a familiar face on television, including LF where he hosts multiple shows.

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