Authentic Kalyana Sambhar

4.40 from 5 votes

Everybody likes Sambar made in Tamil brahmin marriages which is made with freshly roasted and ground spices and mixed vegetables. The vegetables like drumstick,brinjal, yellow pumpkin are added and they give a special flavour to sambhar. It is a lip-smacking item of Tamilnadu Cuisine made in different ways on different occasions. But Sambhar is inseparable from our menu...
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Served AsBreakfast, Brunch, Lunch
CuisineSouth Indian
Servings 4


  • Drumstick Yellow Pumpkin and Brinjal pieces
  • Tamarind Juice 2 cups taken from a small lemon size tamarind
  • Pressure cooked to soft Thur dhal 1 cup
  • Salt
  • Oil 3 tea spoons
  • Mustard seeds fenugreek seeds and red chillies 2 and 1 Green chilli for seasoning
  • Curry leaves and Coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Heat a pan with 2 teaspoons of oil. Fry 2 tb spoons of dhania, 1 tb spoon of bengal gram(Chana dal), 1 tea spoon of Urad dal (Black gram) , 6 red chillies and 1/4 tea spoon of fenugreek to golden brown.
  • Finally add 2 teaspoons of grated coconut and give few stirs, transfer to a plate. After some time grind it to powder and keep aside.
  • Boil the veggies in tamarind juice with turmeric powder and salt. Add some water if necessary. When the veggies are boiled add the boiled Tur dhal and allow it boil for 2 minutes.
  • The add the sambhar powder and mix well. Garnish with curry leaves and Coriander leaves. Saute it with Mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies, green chillies and some hing.

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  1. While reading the recipe my mouth started salivating. (Its true ) and I can just imagine how would it taste with hot rice and gangura pickle my fav.5 stars

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