Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Hai bloggers today i am coming with very simple and easy recipe its nothing but Sambar.This is one of South Indian favourite dal.This is healthy dal because of mixed vegetables and dal.Here is the recipe.


lime sized ball Tamarind-1/2
cup Toor Dal -1 cup
lady's finger-5
bottle gourd-1 cup
drumstick-1 cup
Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
teaspoons oil-2 tsp
Salt to taste
green chillies -6
jaggery-1/2 tsp
ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Curry Leaves -few
medium onion-1
mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
jeera-1/2 tsp
dry red chillies-2
asafoetida-little pinch
sambar powder -1 tsp

Direction:First cook the toor dal.Soak the tamarind in the 1 cup of water.In the mean time boil separetly the radish by adding the salt and turmeric powder. Add all the vegetables,green chillies,turmeric powder,chilli powder,salt,ginger garlic paste,sambar powder,jaggery , the saoked tamarind pulp and the water.Pressure cook this for 3 whistles. Now take another small pan for talimpu.Take the pan add pour 1 tsp oil add some garlic flakes when it is cooked and the mustard seeds,jeera,dry chillies,curry leaves and hing.turn off the stove .

Add this talimpu to the sambar.

Finally add the coriander to this.Now the tasty tasty sambar is ready.this goes nice with rice ,vada and idly.
Note:For talimpu i used olive oil.
Use can use diferrent vegetables to it like radish,cucumber,drumsticks,brinjal.


  1. Hi vineela...

    your posts are too good... but i want to know which sambar powder you have used.. it's home made or you got that readymade. if readymade can u precribe the best sambar powder which gives nice taste and smells real good...


  2. Hi Sruthi

    Thank u very much Dear.I some times use homemade and sometimes readymade.I mostly used MTR.One of my friend she told me to use priya it give nice smell and taste that i have to try dear.