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Beetroot Sambar; with added taste of Tamarind and Garlic

Beetroot has been linked as a solution to so many body ailments. Today here is one recipe of Beetroot Sambar. This is the typical traditional taste of South India.

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The main capturing taste of this sambar is the tamarind water and garlic seasoning. If you miss any one of the two, then the sambar will be a big flop.

You will need:

  • 2 medium sized beetroot
  • Tamarind (lemon sized)
  • 1-2 green chilli
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • Half spoon ghee (tor fry seasoning of sesame, jeera and garlic)
  • Jeera
  • Sesame seeds
  • 8-10 garlic


  • Soak tamarind in half cup of warm water and keep it aside.

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  • After cleaning the beetroot thoroughly, peel and grate.

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  • To the cooking vessel add all the grated beetroot and chilli. Now, squeeze the soaked tamarind well in water. Add this tamarind water to the cooking vessel.
  • Boil over low flame for about 15 minutes or until the beetroot is cooked.
  • In between when the beetroot is half boiled, add pieces of coriander leaves. After beetroot is fully boiled add salt. If needed, add some water in between for cooking.
  • Now, top it with garlic seasoning. Fry garlic pieces, jeera and sesame seeds in ghee and add it to the vessel.

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  • Mix well and serve with rice.

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So what do you think about this recipe. You have any more Beetroot Sambar Recipe? Please share. :-)

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