17 July 2008


Well i started my cooking with my husband's help.
It was my husband who taught me to make sambar and yes it is really yummy
Naveen i hope it is helpful for you. Try it , it is a Bachelor's recipe( ha ha ha ).


Onions - 1 big size or Small onions - 10 nos
Tomato - 2 big ones
Toor dal - 150 gms
Vegetables - Carrot/Chow Chow/Raddish/Drumstick/Beans/Capsicum
Curry leaves - a bunch
Coriander - a bunch(chopped)
Mustard - 1 tspn
Urad dal - 1 tspn
Fenugreek - 1/2 tspn
Asafoetida - 1/2 tspn
Tamarind - size of the lemon
Turmeric Powder - 1 tspn
Sambar Powder - 2 tbspn


  • Soak the dal for abt 30 mins and pressure cook it with turmeric powder(also can be done without soaking)
  • Boil the tamarind with water for 2 mins n set aside
  • In a kadai add oil and then add mustard , urad and fenugreek and allow it to splutter
  • Then add curry leaves and asafoetida and saute it for few secnds
  • Then add Onions slit length wise and saute it till little brown
  • Then add the cubed vegetables and saute it for 3 to 4 mins
  • Saute it with the cut tomatoes
  • Add the tamarind juice and the cooked dal
  • Then add salt and sambar powder
  • wait till it boils well
  • Garnish with coriander
  • Serve with steamed rice

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