Sambar Sadam is a quick,very easy one pot meal that is very filling as well. You get the required protein from dal, nutrients from the vegetable, and the carbs from the rice all in one plate. I usually prepare it in the cooker, now in my Instapot, directly and it comes out nice and mushy. It can be paired with porial , potato chips or fried papadam.
Tamarind – 2 tsp or lemon sized ball soaked and squeezed ( adjust according to taste
Rice – 1 cup
Toor dal – 1/2 cup
Vegetables cut into big cubes – 1 cup ( any veggi of your choice: carrot, beans, onion, peas, capsicum )
Sambar powder – 2 tbs
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder – a pinch
4-5 cups water
Mustered seeds – 1tsp
Oil – 1 tsp
I like to add more water than usual ( 1 cup rice :3 or 4 cusp water) to get the mushy consistency.
P.S : The vegetables will get soft and will get broken so try to keep their size bigger to somewhat retain the shape.