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Channa dal flour/ Besan flour / Kadalai maavu --- 1 ladle
Tomato -- 1
Onion --- 1
Green chillies --- 2
Chilli powder --- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry and coriander leaves .
Mustard and Jeera --- 1 tsp each


1) Heat oil in a pan . Once hot,add mustard and jeera .When it splutters , add chopped onion , tomato , green chillies and curry leaves .

2) Meanwhile , mix a ladle of flour with sufficient water without any lumps . It must be watery not very thick .

3) When onion mixture is ready,add the flour to it and add all the powders. Cook in slow flame . Wait till the raw smell of flour leaves and garnish with coriander leaves .

Serve hot with Dosa / Idli.......You can find this sambar in all the small idli shops in Madurai .


looks yummy dear..We call this as bombai chutney..I love this with dosa..
Padma said…
Very different sambar Shama... looks yummm :)
Finla said…
I have never made sambar with besan flour.
Looks really yumm.
Nithya Praveen said…
I wud say this is a perfect Idli dosa accompaniment.We call this "Dhidir sambhar".Am easy and delicious one:)
First time I'm hearing of a sambar with besan. That's neat. NO need to cook dal. Nice one shama.
Srilakshmi said…
I call it bombai chutney too! Generally taken along with Puris.. been years since I've tried this! looks good..
Gita Jaishankar said…
THis is very new to me Shama...looks thick and delicious...must have tasted great with idlis and doasas :)
Parita said…
Looks creamy and delicious shama, nice one!
Anonymous said…
I have never herd this dish until now.thank u for new recipe..
I love this ... perfect with dosa poori etc
Varsha Vipins said…
thats new to me Shama..looks yummy dear..:)
Vrinda said…
This sammbar is new to me,looks easy and yumm,bookmarked it..
kittymatti said…
I love this with puris! Yrz looks great!
Manju said…
never heard of this before..besan in sambar..must be a wonderful idea! i should try this now!
Kalai said…
I've never had this before. Looks great and quick, Shama! :)
Yasmeen said…
A new kind of sambhar for me,looks yum!
Sanghi said…
Yummy shama..!I will put brinjal and potato and add tomato.. We call it kosthu and eat with idli and dosa..!
Raks said…
Oh,sounds so easy and I have made with pottu kadalai,hope this too tastes similar to that!!
Savi-Ruchi said…
lovely sambar, I haven't heard of this before
Vikis Kitchen said…
We call it hotel sambar. love the recipe.
Btw, the 'Potluck - chicken' event round up has been published . Hope u will enjoy it:)
Purva Desai said…
This is a different sambhar.......never heard abt this one....will try this version...thanks for sharing
Unknown said…
This is completely new recipe to me..Will surely try this..Looks delicious!!!
Priyameena said…
I love this side dish...I like to have it with idli...In my hubby family thay call it as kadaapa..
Simple and easy one. Looks delicious.

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