Sambar Recipe

Sambar Recipe
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This South-Indian delicacy, packs the goodness of lentils and vegetables and is equally delicious. Nothing beats the feeling of dousing the idlis into the hot simmering tangy stew or savoring plain steamed rice with the sambar.
Sambar Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Rating 5.2 / 10 (139 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 1 cup Toovar Dal
  • 1/ 4 cup Coconut (grated)
  • 3 Red chilies
  • 1 Green Pepper (cut into pieces)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Tomato (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Tamarind Paste
  • 1 Pinch hing
  • 2 tsp Channa dal
  • 3 tsp Dhania seeds
  • Pinch of turmeric Powder
  • Coriander leaves
  • 3 tsp Salt
How to make Sambar:
  • Wash toovar dal and boil it with 3 cups of water.
  • Fry chana dal, hing, dhania seeds and red chilies for few minutes.
  • Add grated coconut and fry again.
  • Grind the mixture with sufficient water.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and fry green peppers.
  • Boil vegetables, tomatoes, tamarind paste, turmeric and salt in water.
  • Add to it the mixture of third step and cook again for 5 minutes.
  • Add boiled dal to it and again boil it.
  • Meanwhile fry the mustard seeds and onions.
  • Add the above contents along with coriander leaves to the mixture and mix well.
  • Sambar is ready to serve.

Reviews and Ratings:
geeta mahesh posted 23/11/2009
In the traditional style coconut will not be added and cooking is different.