Sambar is such a typical south Indian curry. It’s lentils cooked along with lots of vegetables. Sambar is generally served along with South Indian dishes. Idli Sambar and Dosa with Sambar goes best.


  • 2 cup Sambhar (Tuvar) Dal
  • 1/4 kg Vegetables( Drumstick,Green Pepper,Eggplant,Okra)
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 3 Red chillies
  • 3 Green chillies
  • 1 tsp Sambhar powder
  • Curry leaves
  • a pinch Hing
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Tamarind paste
  • 4 tbsp Cooking oil

For seasoning:

  • oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • curry leaves – 1 stalk
  • dry red chillies – 2 nos


  • Wash and dice all the vegetables.
  • Boil water and cook the dal with turmeric and salt.
  • Separate the cooked dal and water, and keep them aside.
  • In thuvar dal water cook the vegetables..
  • After the veggies are cooked, add tamarind paste.
  • Now add the cooked dal and simmer for a few more minutes
  • Heat some oil in a pan, splutter mustard, then add methi, red chillies, green chillies, curry leaves, hing, turmeric, and sambhar powder and keep frying for a few minutes.
  • Season the sambhar with the above prepared tadka.
  • Sprinkle coriander on top.

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