Sambar butti recipe | How to make north Karnataka style sambar butti | Huli butti

By Latha on August 14th, 2018

sambar butti recipe

Sambar butti recipe explained with step by step pictures and a video. This is an north Karnataka style sambar butti recipe prepared using rice, sambar powder, tamarind, salt, jaggery, onion and garlic. Sambar butti is a very easy and tasty recipe. You can serve this for breakfast or pack it for lunch.

I have used normal sambar powder in this recipe but authentic recipe is with north Karnataka style sambar powder (or huli powder) and red chili powder. Regular sambar powder tastes equally good and if you don't have sambar powder, you can use rasam powder as well.

If you are looking for more Karnataka style ricebath recipes, then do check my easy bisi bele bath, veg pulav, tomato bath, lemon rice, ghee rice, pongal, gorikayi rice bath and vangi bath recipes.

If you are looking for more north Karnataka style recipes then do visit our north Karnataka recipes section. Or if you are looking for Karnataka style breakfast recipes then do visit our breakfast section. Also I have made a quick video on this sambar butti recipe with Kannada narration, which I have embedded it below. Please have a look.

Sambar butti recipe

Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serves: 3

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1/2 cup rice (I used sona masuri)
  2. 1 small lemon sized tamarind (adjust as per your taste)
  3. 1 gooseberry sized jaggery (adjust as per your taste)
  4. 1 tsp salt or as per your taste
  5. 1 tbsp sambar powder

Ingredients for tempering:

  1. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  2. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  3. 1 red chili
  4. 1 - 2 green chili
  5. 7 - 8 curry leaves
  6. 4 - 5 cloves of garlic
  7. 1 onion chopped
  8. 2 tbsp cooking oil

Instructions for making sambar butti:

  1. Rinse and cook the rice until soft. Please note, rice should be cooked until soft.tempering for sambar butti recipe
  2. Now in a pan heat the oil, add in mustard and cumin seeds.mustard seeds and cumin seeds for sambar butti recipe
  3. Wait until mustard seed splutters, add in red chili, green chili and curry leaves.chili and curry leaves for sambar butti recipe
  4. Add in finely chopped garlic and fry until light brown.sesame seeds for sambar butti recipe
  5. Add in finely chopped onion.boiling tamarind for sambar butti recipe
  6. Fry until onion turns soft and translucent.boiling tamarind for sambar butti recipe
  7. Add in tamarind juice, jaggery and salt. Boil it for few minutes.spices for sambar butti recipe
  8. Next add in sambar powder. Optionally you can add extra red chili powder to make it more spicy.sambar powder for sambar butti recipe
  9. Mix well and continue boiling for few more minutes or until thick.Gojju for sambar butti recipe
  10. Mash the rice a bit and then add it.rice for sambar butti recipe
  11. Mix it well using a spatula.mixing for sambar butti recipe
  12. Wait until excess heat is reduced and make big orange sized balls. You can serve them immediately or pack it for the lunch box.making sambar butti recipe

Dear reader, We have a brief Kannada description of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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