Sambar Recipe for Dosa & Idli | How to make Sambar


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Sambar Recipe for Dosa & Idli | How to make Sambar

Sambar Recipe for Dosa & Idli -It is a hot and spicy lentil soup with mixed vegetables,is a must have accompaniment for popular South Indian Recipe .
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Author: Papitha Ranganathan


Ingredients for Sambar Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Toor dal
  • 1 Tomato finely chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • curry leaves few
  • Salt for taste
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 dry red chili
  • 1 tbsp sambar powder
  • water
  • 1 tbsp tamarind
  • coriander leaves


How to cook the recipe

  • Wash the toor dal in water and boil with turmeric powder & 4 cups water for 5 whistles .Boil it becomes soft and mushy .
  • Dissolve tamarind paste in 1/4 cup of warm water and keep it aside
  • Heat oil in a pan .Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds and curry leaves.Let them crackle for a few seconds.
  • Add dry red chili and cook for few seconds.
  • Add chopped onion and tomatoes and saute for few mins.
  • Then add sambar powder and tamarind paste and salt to taste and cook for 5 mins.
  • Then add the boiled toor dal and water mix well and cook for 10 mins.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with Idli or dosa or plain rice.

Papitha Ranganathan

I'm Papitha Ranganathan house wife and food blogger. I love to cook various cuisines in my kitchen which comes out so delicious. I would like to share my recipes here.

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