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Toor dhal - 1 cup
Pearl onion - 1/4 cup chopped
Tomato - 1 finely chopped


Tomato - 1
Roasted gram/Pottukadalai - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 2 tsp


Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin  - 1/2 tsp
Urat dal - 1 tsp
Onion - few chopped
Curry leaves - few
Green chillies - 2
Coriander leaves - 1 handful
Asafoetida- few tsp


  1. Pressure cook onions, tomatoes, dal with sufficient water .Cook for 6-7 whistles and then mash the dal well.
  2. Add the grind masala with little water to the dal .Add salt to it and mix it well.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seed, methi seeds, cumin , urat dal .When it splutters, add the finely chopped onion , curry leaves and finally add this to the dal.Add asafoetida.
  4. Mix well and cook for 5 min. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Linking it with Tamizhar Samayal Tuesday event
by Nalini

Recipe : Tried this sambar from a tamil magazine.


Chitra said…
Lovely recipe.Is it like saravana bhavan sambar ?
Unknown said…
wow very tempting and delicious sambhar dear :) looks yumm !!
Sanoli Ghosh said…
Delicious and very easy to make.
Unknown said…
Delicious sambhar recipe dear....
Hamaree Rasoi said…
Very comforting and delicious looking sambar.
divya said…
Beautifully presented,u made me hungry dear..Loved it ,superb!!
Sangeetha M said…
sambar sounds flavorful and yummy...loved it!
Sona said…
Sambar looks delicious..
Sangeetha Nambi said…
Super delicious sambar !
Unknown said…
Nice one for idlis or dosas...
Hasna said…
so there's no vegetables in this? nd y do u call ths tiffin sambhar? :)
Asiya Omar said…
Delicious sambar.
Nava K said…
Simply tempting sambar. Just those flavors I am jumping high up for.
nandoos kitchen said…
tempting lovely sambar.

On-going event: South Indian cooking
Unknown said…
Love this sambhar with dosa.
Unknown said…
Yumm yumm...Wud love to grab the entire plate
Shobha said…
Looks tasty.. will try it..

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Red Chillies - 25 gms
Coriander seeds - 15 gms
Cumin seeds - 10 gms
Black Pepper- 10 gms
Biriyani Leaf- 3
Cloves - 10 gms
Dried and fried Garlic cloves - 10 nos
Cinnamon sticks - few
Staranise - few
Dried Mint - 5 tsps
Kasthuri Methi - few 
Mustard - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds - 5 gms
Kuskus - 1 tsp


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2) Store them in an air tight container.

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