Kasturi March 6, 2021

Sambar is must have south Indian dish with all South Indian cuisine. Without Sambar South Indians food dish is incomplete. It is spicy and of course very delicious. Generally it is made with combination of different vegetables like bottle gourd, drumstick, cucumbers, weet potatoes, onions and tomatoes, etc., spices and adding the special Sambhar masala, which contains a different Indian spices that enhance the taste of it. So here I am sharing a very simple recipe for lip smacking sambar.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
sambar recipe by rasoi menu


– 1 cup soaked tuvar dal
– 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
– 2 ? tablespoon oil
– 2 drumsticks, cut into 2 inches pieces
– 1 big diced onion
– 1 big diced tomato
– 1 cup mix vegetables (Potato, carrot, eggplant)
– 2 tablespoons tamarind pulp
– 2-3 dried red chilies
– 2 tablespoons sambhar powder
– 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
– Salt to taste
– A pinch of asafoetida
– 8-10 curry leaves
– A few of fenugreek seeds
– 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

How To Cook?

1. First of all, in a pressure cooker, add the soaked tuvar dal, turmeric powder and salt along with water and cook it until the dal becomes soft.
2. In a large and deep pan and heat 1 teaspoon of oil and add onion and saut? it until it turns light brown.
3. Then add tamarind pulp and around 3 cups of water, tomato, mixed vegetables, drumsticks, sambhar masala, remaining turmeric powder and salt. Mix it well and cook for 6-7 minutes or until the mixture reduce to half of its original volume.
4. Now, add cooked tuvar dal mixture to it and mix it well and let it boil for 4-5 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a pan on MEDIUM flame and add mustard seeds when they begin splutter add the fenugreek seeds, dried red chillies and asafoetida and saut? for a while and switch of the flame.
6. Add this tempering into the mixture of dal and cover the pan with the lid to trap the flavor.
7. Now, Switch of the flame and add coriander leaves in it and stir it well.
8. Serve this hot sambar with steamed rice or Idli or Dosa.