Sambar is one of the most popular traditional Indian dishes that is not only healthy & nutritious but also tastes delicious. It is believed that sambar provides a complete nutrition to our body as it is protein packed & nutrient dense. A larger Indian population relies on lentils or dal for their protein intake. So sambar is widely consumed as a part of healthy protein rich diet in south India. Since a variety of mixed vegetables are also used to make sambhar it becomes nutrient rich. Sambar recipe shared here is the one which has been followed by my mum for several decades. It makes a great side dish to pair with breakfast or a meal. This also tastes good with idli, dosa, and even with rice.