Monday, 17 December 2012

Sambar is the only cuisine which is served for many varieties of food, if its rice or a tiffin item sambar goes well. When I say the word of Tiffin Sambar I remember the big silver bucket full of it served in most of the Tamil Nadu restaurants :) for breakfast recipes like idly,dosa or pongal, It’s a real time magic added to these breakfast recipes which turns the dishes absolutely tasty. It is easy to make and tasty to serve as well.

  • Moong Dal/Paasi Paruppu-1/3 Cup
  • Onion- 1 Nos (cut into small pieces)
  • Tomato- 3 Nos (with sour taste) or Tamarind (1/4 lemon size) smashed in water- half Cup
  • Brinjal- 2 Small
  • Potato- 2 small 
  • Carrot- cut into round shape -3 
  • Chilli powder- 1 Tspn 
  • Turmeric Powder-half Tspn
  • Coriander Powder- 1 Tspn
  • Coriander Leaves
  • Salt- To Taste
To Temper:
  • Mustard- 1 Tspn
  • Jeera- 1 Tsp
  • Asafetida- Half Tspn
  • Green Chillies- 2 Nos(Cut into lengthy shape)
  • Curry Leaves- 10 nos


Pressure cooker moong dal for 2 whistles along with salt, after whistle goes off, add onion, tomato, brinjal, potato, carrot and again pressure cook for 2 more whistle (Reason behind is if you add all vegetables at first then it will be over boiled)

Open the lid of the cooker and cook it again in medium flame, add tamarind juice along with chilli, coriander, turmeric powder with coriander leaves and stir well.

In a separate small pan, pour oil and mustard, when it splits up add curry leaves, green chillies and Asafetida.


"If you want reduce the time of cooking, bake all the veggies and the dal together and whistle it for 3 whistles and smash it well.

If you are using sour tomatoes then no need to add tamarind extract else, you need to use the tamarind extract."



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