Sambar Recipe-How to make Easy and Delicious Sambhar-Vegetable Sambar-Sambhar Recipe


Preparation time for sambar-45 minutes

Ingredients for sambar

  • Toor/tuvar dal(washed)-150 gm
  • Chopped bottle gourd (louki)-50 gm
  • Chopped carrot-50 gm
  • Asafoetida(hing)-1/4 tsp
  • Chopped and peeled drumstick-50 gm
  • Chopped green beans-25 gm
  • Fenugreek seeds-1/3 tsp
  • Chopped potato-1 (large)
  • Chopped tomato-1 (large)
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Chopped onion-1 (large)
  • Tamarind juice-1/3 cup
  • Chopped garlic-8 to 10
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1 tsp
  • Sambar Masala powder-3 tsp
  • Dry red chilli-2
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil-2 tbsp


  • Put the dal in pressure cooker pan, add 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and 2 glass of water.
  • Close the lid and boil it for 4-5 whistles on medium flame.
  • Turn off the flame and let the cooker cool down completely.
  • Open the cooker, add all the chopped vegetables and one glass of water and stir it.
  • Close the lid and boil it for 2 whistles on medium flame.
  • Turn off the flame, once the cooker cool down then open it and stir it.
  • Turn on the flame and put the cooker on gas stove, keep the flame on low.
  • Add red chilli powder, sambar masala powder, tamarind juice and salt to taste.
  • Stir it well, cover the cooker and cook it for 3-4 minutes on low flame without whistle.
  • Turn off the flame and keep it aside the cooker samber.

Tadka or Tempering:

  • Heat a tadka pan, add oil and let it heat properly.
  • Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, hing, garlic, dry red chilli and curry leaves.
  • fry it for few seconds and turn off the flame.
  • Gently pour the tadka in cooked sambar, stir it and close the lid, keep it aside for 2-3 minutes.
  • Sambar is ready to serve with plain rice, idli, dosa or vada.

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