Sambar Recipe


Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 People
Admin Harmeet Kaur Nijjar


  • 200 gm Toor Daal
  • 1 Finely Choped Carrot
  • 1 Sliced Onion
  • 1 Finely Choped Tomato
  • 2 French Beans
  • 1/4 tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tbsp Sambar Masala
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind (Without Seeds)
  • 2 Glasses of Water
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 5-6 Curry Leaves
  • Pinch of Hing


  1. Prepare Tamarind juice by soaking 1 tbsp of tamarind into 1 cup of hot water. After 15 minutes stain it with a sieve.

  2. Add toor daal and mixed vegetables(onion, tomato, carrot, french beans) into the pressure cooker and put 2 glasses of water. Add all the spices and cover the lid. Wait for 3-4 whistles on high flame.

  3. In a separate pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds until they crack. Then add curry leaves and powdered hing.

  4. Open the lid of the cooker and mash vegetables with a ladle. Add this mixture to the pan. And cook for 10 minutes. Then add tamarind juice. Your sambar is ready to be served with Idli, dosa or rice.