Sambar | How to make Sambar

By rachna patwa  |  23rd Sep 2016  |  
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About Sambar Recipe

Dal sambar for idlis and dosa.

Sambar is delicious and authentic dish. Sambar by rachna patwa is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Sambar is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 20 minutes and it takes 10 minutes to cook it properly. Sambar is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Sambar. Sambar is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Sambar is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Sambar at your home.


Ingredients to make Sambar

  • 1 cup tuvar dal
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 3 tomatos finely chopped
  • 6 to 7 curry leaves
  • 2 to 3 green chillies, chopped
  • 4 pods of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • Fresh green coriander for garnishing
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut (Optional)
  • salt as per taste
  • 2 to 3 tbsp sambar masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

How to make Sambar

  1. Wash and soak the tuvar dal for 15 minutes.
  2. Pressure cook the dal for 2 to 3 whistles with a little salt and turmeric powder.
  3. Heat some oil in a pan, add in the mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillies and garlic. Saute well.
  4. Add in the onions and saute, when the onion turns translucent add tomatoes. Next add the sambhar masala, mix well and cook covered for 1 minute.
  5. Add the cooked dal and mix well. Add water to set the consistency for sambhar as per your liking.
  6. Let the sambar simmer on medium flame.
  7. Once the sambar starts boiling, add grated coconut and chopped coriander.
  8. Serve hot with idlis and dosa.

Reviews for Sambar (3)

Vaishali Sankhayan2 years ago

It came out nice. I added vegetables to it too. And in bagar- mustard seeds, red chillies,curry leaves,hing. Adding grated coconut gives it a wow flavour. Thanks

Ankita sinha3 years ago


rachna patwa3 years ago