Sunday, December 20, 2015

Malabar Style Sambar

My hubby absolutely love sambar and Usually I Prepare the way my mom prepares which is with freshly ground sambar powder but this was one of the recipe which I was drawn too ...lovely and too good !...Thanks to Archana Vinay for sharing such a lovely recipe :)


1 cup Toor dal

1/2 tsp haldi

1 Drumstick cut just scrape of the skin and Boil it and keep aside

1 cup of Mixed Vegs ( Carrot, Cauliflower, Beans)

1 Handful of peeled Shallots / 2 roughly cubed onion

For Sambar Masala

2 tbsp coconut oil

3 tbsp Coconut 

2 tsp Coriander seeds

1 tsp Urad dal

4 Red chillies ( Have used mix of Bedagi here gives a lovely colour )

1/4 tsp methi seeds

4 Shallots (Sambar onion ) / 1 med sized onion (sliced)

2 Garlic flakes

1 sprig of curry leaves

 generous pinch of Hing powder

2 tsp Sambar Powder ( I have Used Shakthi Brand )

Small piece of Jaggary 

1/2 tsp Jeera

1 Lemon sized tamarind ( presoak in 1 cup water Bring it to a boil and Keep aside)

salt to taste


1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

  • Pressure cook Toor dal  with haldi and keep aside. Mash it well add salt and bring to a boil .
  • In Pan add Coconut oil and roast coriander seeds, coconut, urad dal , methi, shallots, onion , garlic , curry leaves and fry well till coconut turns golden brown make sure you don't burn the masala here and do it on a simmer flame . Now add hing powder, sambar powder and  mix well and fry for a min. Switch off the gas now add 1/2 spoon Jeera and grind well to a smooth paste.
  • Add the cooked vegs, Drumstick, Shallots/roughly cubed onion tamarind water , Jaggary  and add this paste and mix and bring to a boil .
  • Add salt to taste. Now Lets prepare for the tadka  add  coconut oil when its hot add rai, curry leaves and hing and drop in to the sambar and boil.
  • Delicious and simply satisfying meal with rice and papad :) ..Do try this amazing recipe and leave in your feedback !

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