sambar

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi सांभर (sāmbhar), साँभर (sā̃bhar), from Sanskrit शम्बर (śambara, a kind of deer).

Noun[edit]

sambar (plural sambars)

  1. A southeast Asian deer, Cervus unicolor.
  2. A food preparation common in southern India and Sri Lanka, made of lentils (usually red gram, also called toor dal) and vegetables in a spicy tamarind and lentil flour soup base.

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