Thursday, 12 March 2015


Sambar is a famous and the most important dish of South India. It is had in breakfast, lunch or also at dinner. It is made of tuvar dal, and lots of vegetables are incorporated in it. There are many ways a sambar is made. I am sharing this method, which my mother thought me. Its easy, simple and tasty. It can be had with Idli, Dosa, pongal, rice etc..

Tuvar Dal 1 cup
Onion 1 chopped roughly
Carrot 1, cut roundly
Tomato 1, chopped roughly
Tamarind Pulp  1 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Sambar Powder 1 tbsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida 1 tsp
Curry Leaves few
Freshly chopped Coriander Leaves few
Water as required

Step 1:
Wash tuvar dal and pressure cook with needed water for almost 5 - 6 whistles or until the tuvar dal is soft and cooked.

Once pressure releases, open and mash the dal and keep ready aside.

Step 2:
Soak tamarind in warm water for half an hour and remove its pulp and keep ready.

Step 3:
Chop onion roughly like in small squares. 
Cut Carrots to round shapes.
Chop tomato roughly.

Now in a pan, take some water, add little salt and then add onions and carrots and boil them until soft and done. Keep ready.

Step 4:
Now lets complete making sambar.....

In a pan, heat oil. As its heated, add mustard seeds. As it splutters, add cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.

Now add the boiled onions and carrots, as well as the chopped tomatoes and saute for a minute or two.

Now add the boiled dal, and water needed{as per the consistency needed for sambar} and cook.

Now add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, sambar powder and cook properly for 5 - 6 minutes. 

Now add the tamarind pulp and again cook for another few minutes.

Transfer to a serving bowl, and garnish with freshl chopped coriander leaves.

Enjoy with dosa, idli, ven pogal,etc...


  1. Yummy sambar. Very tempting. It will go great with rice and dosas. Very nice :)

  2. Its a must in my house. I love your version.

  3. A very popular side with many dishes. Loving your yummm looking bowl. Very Nice.

    1. Oh, thats really appreciable... Thanks a lot

  4. Every one in my home love Sambhar! This bowl of sambhar looks delicious! I can finish all of it!

  5. Pongal-sambar combination is always on the top of my list when I have to name a few breakfast items:)...Loved your version and now you tempted me:)...I think I'm going to make it today:)

  6. you have made it looks so simple...

  7. Delicious Sambar. It is so versatile as you said..can be had any time of the day!!

  8. one of my favorite way to eat rice! Your recipe looks so simple and easy to follow, Jeena! loving it! ~Savita

  9. Comforting meal combo!! lovely clicks :)

  10. one of our telugu ppl famous dish..nicely made..

  11. Delicious sambar recipe, looking absolutely yumm, very nicely explained.

  12. Sambar is my favorite, your version looks deliicous.


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