Telugu Sambar Powder is known throughout India for being an authentic composition of spices to create truly tasty and flavorful sambar dishes. Telugu Sambar powder is a flavorful South Indian style coarse textured spices powder, prepare by grinding various types of basic Indian spices like coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, black peppercorns, dry red chilies, fenugreek seeds, cinnamon, dry coconut, etc. with chana dal.
Preparation of Sambar:
Soak 160g of dhal in 250ml of water and pressure cook for 10 minutes for up to 3 whistles. Keep it aside. Heat oil in a Kadai, add mustard seeds, onions, curry leaves, and green chilies. Add drumstick, cook for some time and then add tomatoes and brinjal. Add Aachi Sambar powder, coriander leaves, 750ml of water. Cook with a tight lid for 10 minutes. Add tamarind juice followed by dhal and coriander leaves. Finally, add salt. So, sambar is ready to serve.
Some benefits of eating sambar:
1. High On Proteins: Sambar is made of pulses. Dal is a good source of vegetarian protein. Vegetarians and vegans, often find themselves in a dearth of options when it comes to proteins. With eggs, fish, and meat out of the league, sambar can prove to be an effective and delicious source of protein. Because, proteins are the body's building blocks; they are require for muscle growth and repair, and weight loss too.
2. Full Of Fibres: In addition to proteins, pulses use in sambar are high on fibers too. The sambar includes a variety of vegetables, which are rich in fiber. Traditional sambar preparations have veggies like drumsticks, pumpkin, brinjal, tomatoes, and various other fiber-rich seasonal vegetables. Fiber takes the longest to digest. So, High-fiber foods are good for the heart and cholesterol.
3. Weight Loss benefits: Since the stew is rich in proteins, fibers and is easily digestible, and sambar makes for a delicious weight loss-friendly food. To maximize the weight loss benefits, you can increase the number of vegetables in the stew and decrease the amount of salt.
4. Easy to digest: Due to the presence of water and fiber, sambar is one of the best foods for smooth digestion. Fiber acts bulk to the tool, whereas the rich water content of the sambar easily facilitates the passing of stool through the intestinal walls.