Sambar Recipe

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Sambar recipe is a very popular dish in South Indian cuisine. It is served with steamed rice, idli, dosa and pongal.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Served As: Breakfast
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 5


  • Toor Dal thuvaram paruppu – 1 cup
  • Gooseberry or tamarind tamarind â size
  • small Onion nos
  • 2 cup Water â
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder â
  • 1 tsp Castor Oil â
  • 3 spoons Seasoning or oil for oil â
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds â
  • 1-2 leaves Curry â
  • 2 Green Chillies â
  • 1 spoon Sambar Powder â
  • leaves Garnishing or coriander, or curry coriander and curry â for
  • 1 cup Grated Coconut or grinding for grinding â
  • 4 Garlic â nos
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds â
  • 1 Tomato chopped â
  • 3 Red Chillies â nos


  • Switch on stove. In a pan add one cup water and allow it to heat.
  • Wash the toor dal and pour it to the boiling water and add I tsp castor oil.
  • After 10 minutes add turmeric powder and allow it to cook.
  • Toor dal becomes mushy. In that stage switch off the stove and keep it aside.
  • In the mean time dip the tamarind in water. After 10 minutes extract the pulp and keep it aside.
  • Grind all the ingredients for grinding with little amount of water and keep it aside.
  • Now, in a pan, add oil and allow it to heat then add mustard seeds and small onion, (for vengaya sambar we use small onions otherwise we use big onion) fry for a minute and then add curry leaves and green chili.
  • Now add the tamarind pulp, allow it to boil then add salt, Sambar powder.
  • After 5 minutes add the grinded masala and allow it to boil, the raw smell become disappear.
  • At last add toor dal and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Finally garnish with fresh coriander and curry leaves.

Recipe Notes

  • This is a plain Sambar recipe; we can use vegetables also like drum stick, potato, carrot beans, brinjal etc.

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Loganayaki Thamilselvan
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