Sambar is a delicious preparation which also contains certain healthy micronutrients that are essential for the body. Sambar can be prepared using various methods and adding different ingredients. The number of calories in it varies to a great extent based on the ingredients added to it.
One cup of Sambar prepared using its standard recipe contains 152 calories out of which 65% of the total calories are obtained from carbohydrates, 28% calories come from proteins and 7% calories come from fats. The total fat content in it is 1.2 grams out of which 0.2 grams is saturated fat content, carbohydrate content in it is 25.5 grams, dietary fiber content is 13.5 grams, sugar content is 2 grams, protein content is 11.1 grams, cholesterol content is 1 mg, sodium content is 437 mg, calcium content is 40 mg, iron content is 3.96 mg, vitamin A content is 3250 IU and vitamin C content is 4.8 mg. It also contains certain other essential minerals and vitamins.
Commercially prepared Sambar is preferred by many. A 2.5 oz serving of Jyoti Madras Sambar contains a total of 80 calories out of which 51% calories are obtained from carbohydrates, 31% calories come from fat and the remaining 18% calories come from proteins. The total fat content in an equal serving of Jyoti Madras Sambar is 3 grams, carbohydrate content is 11 grams, dietary fiber and sugar content is 1 gram each and sodium content is 390 mg. It also contains some amount of vitamin A, iron, calcium and certain other essential minerals and vitamins.
Sambar with rice is a scrumptious combination. When is comes to choosing commercially prepared Sambar rice many people prefer choosing MTR Sambar Rice. Half a packet of MTR Sambar Rice contains a total of 89 calories out of which 76% of the calories are obtained from carbohydrates, 14% calories come from proteins and 10% calories from fat.