Soak tamarind in warm water and extract the juice
Take rice and dal in a vessel. Add 4.5 cups of water and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. Once the rice is cooked, mix with a spatula and keep it aside
Heat oil in a pan and add coriander seeds,bengal gram dal, peppercorns, red chili, fenugreek seeds and saute in oil for a minute
Add onion, tomato, green chili, ginger, cloves and saute along with the dals. Finally when the dal is golden brown, add grated coconut and fry till light brown and switch off the flame
Cool the roasted ingredients and grind it to fine paste
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter
Add curry leaves along with shallots, and saute till translucent. Then add tomato along with other mixed veggies and stir-fry in high flame for 3-5 mins.
Then add water along with turmeric powder and cover and cook the veggies till soft
Once the veggies are cooked, add tamarind extract along with salt and bring it to boil. Boil for 5 mins till the raw smell of the tamarind goes off
Add ground spice paste and boil for another 5 mins and then switch off the flame
Now the mixed sambar is ready. Add sambar to the cooked rice+dal mixture and mix nicely
finally garnish with ghee and the yummy Kadamba Sambar Rice Ready!
Serve hot with appalam / papad and enjoy the scrumptious one-pot meal!