Tiffin sambar | How to make Tiffin sambar

By Saranya Sridharan  |  30th Oct 2016  |  
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About Tiffin sambar Recipe

An easy to make, aromatic sambar to go with your idlies/dosa

Tiffin sambar is delicious and authentic dish. Tiffin sambar by Saranya Sridharan is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Tiffin sambar is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is few minutes and it takes 25 minutes to cook it properly. Tiffin 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 Tiffin sambar. Tiffin sambar is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Tiffin 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 Tiffin sambar at your home.

Tiffin sambar

Ingredients to make Tiffin sambar

  • Toor dal - 1/4 cup
  • Moong dhal - 1/4 cup
  • tomato - 2
  • onions - 2
  • green chillies - 2
  • tamarind extract - 1/2 cup
  • turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Sambar powder - 1 tbsp
  • coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Channa dal - 1 tbsp
  • methi seeds - 1 tsp
  • cinnamon powder - 1 tsp
  • Dried Red chillies - 5-6
  • coconut, grated - 2 tbsp
  • curry leaves - 5-6
  • oil - 1 tbsp
  • ghee - 2 tbsp
  • hing - a pinch
  • mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • ginger, finely chopped - 1 tsp
  • sugar - 1 tsp
  • salt - to taste

How to make Tiffin sambar

  1. In a pressure cooker, add the toor dal, moong dal, roughly chopped up tomatoes, slit green chillies , turmeric powder and 2 cups of water. Pressure cook for 5-6 whistles. Once cooked, mash the lentils well.
  2. In a pan, heat some oil and add the finely chopped onions, ginger and a pinch of hing.
  3. In a separate pan, dry roast the channa dal, coriander seeds,fenugreek, cinnamon powder, red chillies and coconut. Let it cool and grind it into a fine powder.
  4. Once the onions become translucent, add the tamarind extract, a cup of water, 3 tbsp of the freshly ground powder, a tsp of the sambar powder, salt , a pinch of sugar and bring it to a boil.
  5. Once it is boiling, add the mashed lentils and tomato mixture and simmer it for another 4-6 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  6. For the tempering, add ghee in a pan and once it heats up add the mustard seeds.
  7. Once it begins to crackle, add the curry leaves and take it off the heat.
  8. Add this to the sambar and stir well.
  9. Serve hot with idling/Dosa/pongal/mini idlies.

Reviews for Tiffin sambar (1)

Taahira Laiq2 years ago

too yummy!

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