Kerala Style Sambar | How to make Kerala Style Sambar

By Sonia Shringarpure  |  14th Sep 2016  |  
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About Kerala Style Sambar Recipe

Sambar from scratch. Yes, it's possible to make do without the ready to use sambar powder. Instead try this easy recipe of sambar which was passed on to me by my mum who in turn learned from our Nair neighbor.

The delicious and mouthwatering Kerala Style Sambar is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Kerala Style Sambar is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Kerala Style Sambar. Sonia Shringarpure shared Kerala Style Sambar recipe which can serve 5 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Kerala Style Sambar. Try this delicious Kerala Style Sambar recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Sonia Shringarpure of Kerala Style Sambar by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Kerala Style Sambar can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Kerala Style Sambar with other users

Kerala Style Sambar

Ingredients to make Kerala Style Sambar

  • 1 small cup toor dal
  • 4 small purple brinjals cut in halves
  • 1 small madrasi cucumber peeled and cubed
  • 2-3 Drumbsticks peeled and cut in 3-4" pieces
  • 1 chayote peeled and diced
  • 1 small wedge white pumpkin peeled and cubed
  • 1 large onion cut in cubes
  • 2 tomatoes cut in cubes
  • Lemon sized tamarind ball
  • salt to taste
  • water as per requirement
  • masala to be roasted---
  • 2 Tbsp coriander Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Dash of hing
  • 6 dry red chilies
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
  • Tempering---
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • Pinch of fenugreek seeds
  • Dash of hing (asafoedita)
  • 2 tbsp oil

How to make Kerala Style Sambar

  1. Wash dal and pressure cook till soft. Once the pressure is off, remove container of dal and churn it till it is smooth.
  2. Dry roast all ingredients under Masala except grated coconut till lightly browned. Add 3-4 drops oil and stir. Turn off the gas. Add grated coconut and saute till it is lightly colored.
  3. Cool and grind in mixie/food processor till fine powder is formed.
  4. Soak tamarind in warm water for 5 minutes and squeeze out the pulp discarding the pith.
  5. Take a deep pot and add dal to it. Add water according to sambar consistency (not too watery). Add the roasted masala to the dal and all the vegetables except drumbsticks. Boil drumbsticks separately.
  6. Bring the dal to a boil. Cover and cook till vegetables are done. Add tamarind pulp and cook for some more time till tamarind flavor is blended in the dal.
  7. Prepare the tempering--In another pan, heat oil. Add mustard sseeds, hing, red chilies, and curry leaves. Sauté. Add fenugreek seeds. Stir for few seconds and add the tempering to the dal.
  8. Quickly place a lid as soon as the tempering is added to infuse flavors in the dal.
  9. Keep simmering on very low heat for additional 10 minutes on low heat. Serve with idli/dosa/rice/Medu vada, etc.

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