Posted by Allrecipeshub on Jan - 19 - 2016 under Uncategorized
  • Toor dal-1/2cup
  • Tamarind-small lemon sized
  • Turmeric powder-1tsp
  • Chilly powder-2tsp
  • Sambar powder-2tbsp
  • Mixed vegetables -1 to 1.5 cups
  • salt to taste
  • Veggies used:
  • Shallots-8
  • garlic-4 pods
  • greenchilly-1 big
  • Tomato-1
  • drumstick-1
  • Brinjal-1 big one
  • carrot-1
  • beans-5
  • To temper
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • mustard seeds-1tsp
  • cumin seeds-1tsp
  • fenugreek seeds-1tsp
  • curry leaves
Cuisine: Cooking time: 40 mins Serving: 8 people

Sambar is a very common and popular recipe in south Indian cooking.It is a nutritious dish made with lentils and vegetables..Sambar can be made with a wide variety of vegetables like brinjal, drumstick, pumpkin, radish, ladiesfinger, onion etc.You can add any vegetables depends on your taste.It is served with rice, idli, dosa , pongal etc


  • Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds,cumin seeds,methi seeds ,curry leaves,once it crackles add shallots and green chilli and saute for few minutes.
  • Add all veggies and saute in the oil for 2 minutesprepare veggies
  • Add the spices chilly powder,turmeric powder,sambar powder and salt.coat the veggies well with the spices.
  • Add tamarind water(soak the tamarind in warm water for 30 minutes and extract the pulp) and cook the veggies in the tamarind pulp for sometime.
  • Add the cooked toordal(pressure cook it for 2 to 3 whistles).
  • Add enough water and mix well and allow it to boil for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Tasty Sambar is ready.Serve it with idlis ,dosas or rice


  • I used homemade sambar can use storebought also,but homemade powder taste better than storebought one.
  • If you add more tamarind pulp,add sugar or jaggery to adjust the sourness.
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2 Responses so far.

  1. Steffia says:

    Very Nice… I prepared sambar as per yours instructions.. Thanks for the Recipe

  2. Allrecipeshub says:

    Thank u so much Steffia for ur lovely feedback.Glad you liked it:)

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