Monday, January 24, 2011

Sambar सांभर سامبار


Sambar is a very common and popular South Indian and Sri Lankan Dish. Tamil people like it very much.


Tur/Toor Dal (Arhar Ki Dal)

Sojni ki Phalli (Drum stick)

Prepared Vegetables for Sambar


Ready to serve Sambar Dish with Paparr, boiled rice and Chutney

  • Tur Dal (Arhar ki dal)   100 g
  • Mixed vegetable (Sojni Ki Phalli/Okra/Loki/Turnip/Potato/Brinjal), chopped    200-300 g
  • Tomatoes  chopped   1
  • Onion  chopped  1
  • Green Chillies chopped   5
  • Tamarind soaked in water  25 gram
  • Salt  to taste
  • Red Chilli powder to taste
  • Mustard powder  1 teaspoon
  • Methi dana powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Haldi powder1 teaspoon
  • Aamchoor  powder 1 teaspoon
  • Gurr (Jaggery)    2 teaspoon
  • Heing  2 pinch

Tarka (Temering material): 

  • Oil 2 tablespoon,

  1.  Red Chilli whole 3-5,
  2.  Mustard  whole 1 teaspoon, 
  3. Cumin seed whole 1 teaspoon,
  4. Karhi patta   8-10 


  1. Boil Tur dal in enough water till tender  (It can take 2-3 hour to full tender)
  2. Add vegetables, tomatoes, onion, green chillies and spices. Cook on medium flame till vegetables are tender.
  3. Now add soaked tamarind and adjust salt and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  4. Now Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a frying pan add mustard,  when starts popping add Red chilli whole, Karhi patta and cumin whole fry for few minute and then pour over prepared sambhar curry.
  5. Delicious Sambar is ready.
  6. Serve with Paparr/Papad/Papadum, boiled rice and Mango/Tomato chutney or with Pickle.