Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Sambar is a vegetable stew or chowder based on a broth made with tamarind and split red gram and is very popular in the cooking of southern regions of India.



  • Toovar dal 1/2 cup cooked and mashed
  • Oil 2tbs
  • Mustard seeds 1tbs
  • Green chilli 1chopped
  • Curry leaves 6 - 7
  • Red chilli 2
  • Onion 1 medium (sliced or chopped)
  • Tomato 1 big chopped
  • Egg plant 1 medium cubed
  • Potato 1 medium cubed
  • Red chilli powder 1/2 tbs
  • Turmeric 1/2 tbs
  • Sambar powder 1 1/2 tbs
  • Tamarind pulp 1tbs
  • Coriander leavers chopped for garnishing
  • Salt as per your taste


  1. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds let them pop
  2. Add green chilli red chilli and curry leaves
  3. Add onions fry them for some time till onion gets soft
  4. Add tomatoes and other vegetables fry them for some time
  5. Then add all spices (red chilli, turmeric and sambar powder) mix them add some water then
  6. Add toovar dal, salt and tamarind pulp
  7. Give it a boil let the potatoes get cooked and your sambhar is ready to be served.

Serving suggestion
You can have this spicy tangy sambhar with rice, Idli or dosa. Its my all time favorite.

I dont like drum sticks so i have not added it in my sambar you can add any vegetable you like to your sambar.

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