South Indian Sambar Recipe

by maria updated January 24, 2012

South Indian Sambar, South Indian Sambar Recipe, South Indian Sambar Masalas Recipe, Easy South Indian Sambar:Much awaited famous Indian dish South Indian Sambar Recipe. My mom makes perfect Sambar all my close friends, my sis, my dad are crazy about Mom's Sambar. This South Indian Sambar Recipe is authentic and no sambar powder is required. I never liked Sambar however I have developed taste for Sambar now. Last week I relished this South Indian Sambar Recipe and sipped like a soup. I loved it so much that I instantly thought of sharing the South Indian Sambar Recipe with all my readers and all Sambar Lovers :) DO try once South Indian Sambar Recipe you will keep eating Sambar and even your family would love this dish for sure.

Much awaited famous Indian dish South Indian Sambar Recipe. My mom makes perfect Sambar all my close friends, my sis, my dad are crazy about Mom’s Sambar. This South Indian Sambar Recipe is authentic and no sambar powder is required. I never liked Sambar however I have developed taste for Sambar now. Last week I relished this South Indian Sambar Recipe and sipped it like a soup. I loved it so much that I instantly thought of sharing the South Indian Sambar Recipe to all my readers and all Sambar Lovers :). DO try once South Indian Sambar Recipe you will keep eating and even your family would love this dish for sure.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Lots of veggies goes in Sambar. You can use drumsticks, brinjals, pumpkin, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, jackfruit seeds, ladies finger etc. Sambar is low fat, lots of vitamins and proteins. Great to have during winter or rainy season.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Generally in South Indian food sambar is eaten with dosa, idlis, steamed rice. Also sambar is a regular food for South Indians. In India people relish sambar and are really fond of eating Sambar. There are lot of versions to make sambar in India. But I love the perfect sambar made with love from my mom.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Also I am sending the South Indian Sambar Recipe as my best recipe of this month – June 11 to the YBR event hosted by spiciefoodie.blogspot.com

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Time:30 mins

Serves: 6 to 7 People

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 1 Ball of Tamarind
  • 8 Kashmiri Chilies
  • 1.5 Inch Ginger Chopped
  • 14 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tbsp  Hing (Asofoetida)
  • 1 tbsp Methi Seeds (Fenugreek seeds)
  • 3 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Pepper Corn
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2  Onion
  • 20 Jackfruit seeds
  • 3 chopped Carrots
  • 4 Ladies Finger
  • 30 Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Urad Dal (Split Black Gram)
  • 100 gms Toor Dal (Split Pigeon Peas)
  • 1.5 Cups Water or as consistency required
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds
  • Salt as per taste

Method:

Firstly chop Carrots, Ladies Finger and Jackfruit seeds (remove the outer covering of Jackfruit and chop them into 2 halves). Immerse them in water and keep it aside.

 

 

 

 

 

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Also take the Tamarind ball and immerse in water for 10 mins. Keep it aside.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Take a frying pan and roast all these masalas. Grated Coconut, Coriander Seeds, Fenugreek Seeds (Methi), 6 Kasmiri Chilies, 20 Curry Leaves, Chopped Ginger, garlic, 1 chopped Onion, Urad Dal, Cumin Seeds, Pepper Corn and 1/2 tbsp Hing. Put little oil and roast them for 5 mins on low flame.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Now grind the roasted spices into the processor.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Grind until smooth paste is formed.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Boil toor dal until cooked.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Take a big wok or vessel add toor dal with 1/2 cup water. Add chopped carrot and jackfruits seeds into the dal.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Add Turmeric powder along with roasted masalas paste. Let this cook for 5 mins on low flame.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Now add chopped Tomatoes.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Add Ladies Finger and water as consistency required. Cook for another 5 mins on low heat.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Squeeze the Tamarind in water. Pour this tamarind water in the sambar.  Add salt as per taste. Cover the sambar with a lid and cook for 15 mins. Keep stirring occasionally.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Take another small pan or vessel. Add oil once hot. Put Mustard seeds, rest of curry leaves, 1/2 tbsp Hing and rest of red chilies. Saute for 2 mins on low flame.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Mix the above tadka in the Sambar. Let the sambar cook for another 5 mins.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Your South Indian Sambar Recipe is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Serve hot with steamed rice or dosas.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Tip:

  1. You can add more tamarind water if more tanginess required.
  2. Also you can add other vegetables of your choice like drumsticks, aubergines etc.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Enjoy South Indian Sambar Recipe!

South Indian Sambar Recipe

Do try this South Indian Sambar Recipe and share your views ….

South Indian Sambar Recipe

 

 

Quick Recap:

  • Firstly chop all veggies and keep them aside. Also take the Tamarind ball and immerse in water for 10 mins. Keep it aside.

  • Take a frying pan and roast all these masalas. Grated Coconut, Coriander Seeds, Fenugreek Seeds (Methi), 6 Kasmiri Chilies, 20 Curry Leaves, Chopped Ginger, garlic, 1 chopped Onion, Urad Dal, Cumin Seeds, Pepper Corn and 1/2 t/s Hing. Put little oil and roast them for 5 mins on low flame.
  • Now grind the roasted spices into the processor. Grind until smooth paste is formed.

  • Boil toor dal until cooked.

  • Take a big wok or vessel add toor dal with 1/2 cup water. Add chopped carrot and jackfruits seeds into the dal.

  • Add Turmeric powder along with roasted masalas paste. Let this cook for 5 mins on low flame.

  • Now add chopped Tomatoes.

  • Add Ladies Finger and water as consistency required.

  • Squeeze the Tamarind in water. Pour this tamarind water in the sambar.

  • Add salt as per taste. Cover the sambar with a lid and cook for 15 mins. Keep stirring occasionally.

  • Take another small pan or vessel. Add oil once hot. Put Mustard seeds, rest of curry leaves, 1/2 t/s Hing and rest of red chilies. Saute for 2 mins on low flame.

  • Mix the above tadka in the Sambar. Let the sambar cook for another 5 mins.

  • Your South Indian Sambar Recipe is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves.

  • Serve hot with steamed rice or dosas.

South Indian Sambar Recipe

 

 

South Indian Sambar Recipe


{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

push December 21, 2011 at 6:14 am

i love it plese tell me only dait recipi

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maria January 20, 2012 at 9:24 am

Pushpa sorry for the late reply this is the link for diet recipe or low cal food http://www.flavorsofmumbai.com/category/low-fat-recipes/.

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R. Yoganath October 5, 2011 at 4:26 am

I’ve never had jackfruit seeds… after looking at the ingredients, I will defnetly try to prepare it for this durga pooja

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maria October 5, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Hi Yoganath,

Do try the sambar also notify me how was it?

Thanks,
Maria

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Paramvir Sawhney July 6, 2011 at 5:09 am

Maria,I think 1 table spoon of Hing is too much in Sambhar.

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maria July 6, 2011 at 5:18 am

Hing is distributed 1/2 tbsp in roasted masalas and 1/2 tbsp in tadka so it doesn’t overpowers the sambar flavor Or masala.

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Spicie Foodie July 5, 2011 at 1:35 pm

This dish looks so amazing! It is a new one to me but I know I’ll love it. Thanks for having participated in June’s YBR:)

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maria July 5, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Hey Nancy,

Thanks a ton for stopping by and for liking sambar. Please try them its similar to a stew with veggies. I am happy you invited me and looking forward to participate every month dear :)

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suresh kumar June 27, 2011 at 7:03 am

your recipes is so excellent but one mistake to written,where has the used of fenugreek? have you used of fenugreek in the sambher masala or tadaka or mixed with toor dal?

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maria June 27, 2011 at 7:25 am

Hi Suresh,

Thanks for pointing out already corrected in my post. I have used fenugreek (methi) while roasting masalas.Do try them! Also thanks for your views:)

Love,
Maria

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Gastronomic Nomad June 21, 2011 at 8:29 pm

This brings me back to my vacation to Delhi and Madras last year! I do love my idliis and sambar for breakfast.

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maria June 22, 2011 at 4:07 am

Hi Thanks for your lovely comments and great to know you love idlis and Sambar :))

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sabrina June 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm

I love the flavors in this soup!! especially the cumin seed! I bet this was wonderful! congrats on the top 9!

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maria June 21, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Hey Sabrina,

Thanks yeah the flavor and aroma are tempting. Yeah do try its delicious and again Thanks for your wishes:))

Love,
Maria

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ellen wood June 21, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Nice, but you do not need to capitalize the names of the ingredients! It looks silly, and none of the professionals do it. Because it looks silly.

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maria July 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Hi Ellen,

Thanks for your suggestion will work on them:)

Love,
Maria

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Rajesh August 1, 2014 at 7:07 pm

@ellen wood…… …….”do not need to capitalize the names of the ingredients! It looks silly, “……
You are kidding, right ?? silly ? silly ? LOL !!

Maria, lovely recipe, tastes superb ! Thanks for the posting.

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maria August 1, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Thankyou Rajesh :) you are welcome.

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Spicie Foodie June 21, 2011 at 10:54 am

It looks so mouthwatering and satisfying. Congrats on the Foobuzz top9!

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maria June 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Hey Thanks a ton also for your wishes. God bless you!

Love,
Maria

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recipes from an italian summer June 21, 2011 at 1:07 am

very nice post, i certainly love this website, keep on it

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maria June 21, 2011 at 4:49 am

Hi,

Thanks a ton keep reading and all the best for your blog:)

Love,
Maria

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dassana June 20, 2011 at 8:52 am

the sambar looks mouth watering and the pics are good.

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maria June 20, 2011 at 10:49 am

Thanks Dassana I am happy you liked the pics

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Tiffany June 20, 2011 at 12:41 am

I’ve never had Sambar… but from the looks of the ingredients, I think I’d love it!

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maria June 20, 2011 at 6:04 am

Hey Tiffany,

Do try Sambar you can also sip it like soup. Its terrific and delicious you can have it any time of the day. I am sure you will love it!

Love,
Maria

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