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Ash gourd and lobia sambar

Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Ash gourd and lobia sambar RECIPE

Easy, flavourful and healthy dish with ash gourd (white pumpkins) and lobia. You can prepare this sambar within 20 minutes. Ash gourd(white pumpkin) and lobia are rich in fibre that is much needed to releive the conditions of constipation during pregnancy.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Simmering
  • Boiling
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 1 cup ash gourd (white pumpkin) cubes
  2. 1/4 cup Toor dal
  3. 2 tbsp cooked lobia
  4. 1 tbsp tamarind
  5. 1 tomato
  6. 2 tsp sambar powder
  7. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  8. Few finely chopped coriander leaves
  9. Salt to taste
  10. For tempering
  11. 1/4 tsp fenugreek
  12. 1/4 tsp mustard
  13. 1/4 tsp urid dal
  14. 1 tbsp finely chopped small onions
  15. few curry leaves


  1. Pressure cook the toor dal. Soak the tamarind in warm water and extract the juice.Take a deep vessel and add the tamarind extract. Add the ash gourd(white pumpkin cubes), salt and  turmeric powder.
  2. Check the pumpkins are cooked completely and then add the sambar powder and tomatoes. 
  3. Mix the sambar powder well without any lumps and add the cooked lobia (black eye beans) to the sambar.
  4. Next, add the cook toor dal and some water. Mix them well and allow the sambar to boil well for 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. When the sambar appears thick add the chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
  6. Heat a tsp of oil and add the fenugreek. Let them pop and add the mustard and urid dal. Then add the chopped small onions and curry leaves. Pour it to the hot sambar. Mix them well and close it with the lid. 

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Ruchi Gaur
Ruchi Gaur   Dec-11-2017

Can I use something else in the place of tamarind paste.

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