Cheera Sambar (red Spinach Sambar)
This might sound weird but yes there exists a spinach sambar. I was forced to make it because my brother got me 2 bunches of spinach instead of 8 and I could not manage making a stir fry with two small bunches. That is when I remembered this recipe and made this sambar. I am die-hard fan of red spinach also known as amaranthus. I love its color and flavor. This sambar has the rustic, muddy flavor of the spinach and gives the sambar a gooey, thick consistency which you will love. And the fact that it uses sambar masala differentiates it from the typical lentils cooked with spinach. Add capsicums and tomatoes if you have them in store it will enhance the flavor even more. I had this sambar for breakfast with poha dosa, check out the recipe for poha dosa or set dosa on my page if you wish to try the same combo I did.