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Sambar recipe



Sambar is a delicious South Indian dish made with lentils, vegetables, tamarind, and a unique blend of spices. Here's a traditional recipe for making sambar:


For Sambar Powder:

  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chana dal (split chickpeas)
  • 1 tablespoon urad dal (split black gram lentils)
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 4-5 dried red chilies (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

For Sambar:

  • 1 cup toor dal (pigeon peas), rinsed and soaked for 30 minutes
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (such as carrots, potatoes, drumsticks, eggplant, pumpkin), chopped
  • 1 small lemon-sized ball of tamarind, soaked in warm water
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 green chilies, slit
  • 1 tablespoon jaggery or sugar (optional)
  • A handful of fresh curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons oil or ghee
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


1. Prepare the Sambar Powder:

  • Dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, chana dal, urad dal, fenugreek seeds, dried red chilies, black peppercorns, and mustard seeds in a pan until fragrant and lightly browned.
  • Allow the roasted spices to cool, then grind them into a fine powder along with turmeric powder. Set aside.

2. Cook the Toor Dal:

  • Pressure cook the soaked toor dal with enough water until soft and mushy. Mash the cooked dal well and set aside.

3. Prepare the Tamarind Extract:

  • Soak the tamarind in warm water for about 15 minutes. Squeeze the tamarind to extract the juice and discard the pulp.

4. Make the Sambar:

  • In a large pot or kadai, heat oil or ghee over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. Let them splutter.
  • Add chopped onions and slit green chilies. Sauté until onions turn translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn soft and mushy.
  • Add the mixed vegetables and cook for a few minutes.
  • Pour the tamarind extract into the pot. Add salt and jaggery (if using). Let it simmer until the vegetables are almost cooked.

5. Add the Sambar Powder:

  • Stir in the prepared sambar powder and mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes to allow the flavors to blend.

6. Add Cooked Toor Dal:

  • Add the mashed toor dal to the pot and mix well. Adjust the consistency by adding water if needed.

7. Finish the Sambar:

  • Add fresh curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida (hing) to the sambar. Let it simmer for a few more minutes until the flavors meld together.

8. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and remove from heat.

Your delicious and aromatic sambar is ready to be served! Enjoy it hot with steamed rice, idli, dosa, or any South Indian delicacy of your choice. Adjust the spice levels and consistency according to your taste preferences.

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