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Lentil based south Indian dish, slightly tangy to taste combined with a mix of vegetables, spices, and freshly ground sambar powder that gives a thumping aroma all over the house.

About Recipe

How to make sambar

(10 ratings)
5 reviews so far
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
20 mins
Total time
30 mins
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Mix Vegetable
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : November 10, 2016

Ingredients used in sambar
• Toor dal - half cup.
• Tamarind juice - 3 cups.
• Onion - 1 number.
• Tomatoes sliced - 1 number.
• Mustard seed - half tea spoon.
• Cumin seed - half tea spoon.
• Curry leaves - 2 springs.
• Coriander leaves - 1 bunch.
• Salt - to taste.
• Oil - as required.
  • Wash and clean the toor dal and add 2 cups of water in cooker and cook until it becomes to thick consistency and keep it aside.
  • In a pan heat the oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and fry until it gets brown then add onion and fry until it becomes golden brown in color.
  • Now add the tomato slices in it and fry until oil comes out, then add the sambar powder in it and fry for a minute, add the tamarind juice, cooked toor dal, salt and mix it well.
  • Let it to boil for 10 minutes and then lower the heat and cook it for again 5 minutes.
  • At last, garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve with hot steamed rice.

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vahuser Posted on Sat Feb 23 2013

Surprisingly the details of the ingredients are missing. What is prepared here is known as ULLI Sambar. Made out of small onion. The agent which give the flavour of sambar is given by the asofoetida. which is missing from the list. The Sambar p

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vahuser Posted on Mon Jan 02 2012

what is difference between pappucharu and sambar.

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vahuser Posted on Sat Jun 12 2010

What is difference between sambar and pappucharu in andhra recipes.

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vahuser Posted on Fri Dec 11 2009

it turned out very well...thanks to vahrevah site..its very useful to beginners.keep updating the site with the new items.. Thanks once again for clear recipe

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vahuser Posted on Thu Mar 27 2008

dear sanjay,please post the video also for sambar..whenever i try to prepare sambar it doesnot come so good and nice gravy like restuarent..please help me.

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