Vidhu's kitchen: Tiffin Sambar ( without coconut )

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Tiffin Sambar ( without coconut )


Cooked toor dal   : 1 cup
Chopped vegetables : 1/2 cup ( any 2 variety of vegetable is enough. i used potato and carrot)
Chopped onion    : 1 cup
Chopped tomatoes : 1/2 cup
Tamarind pulp        : 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds     : 2 tbsps
Channa dal            : 2 tbsps
Red chillies            : 8 nos
Sambar powder     : 2 tbsps
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves


Fry coriander seeds, red chillies, channa dal, chopped onion and tomato for 10 mins and grind to a smooth paste.
Cook the vegetables separately and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, curry leaves .
When it splutters ,add cooked vegetables and tamarind water,sambar powder and let it boil till raw smell goes off.
Add the ground paste, cooked dal and mix well.
Add salt and enough water and let it boil on low flame for 5 mins.
Finally add coriander leaves and turn off the flame.
Serve hot with idly,dosa ,poori,pongal or even with rice.


Priya Suresh said...

Such a beautiful looking yummy sambar, love that this sambar is without coconut..yumm!

Bergamot said...

Thanks for stopping by. The sambar looks delicious delicately spiced the way I love it.

Pavani said...

sambar looks really yummy like to with some hot hot idlis..and congrats that ur post was published in newspaper...

Padhu Sankar said...

Sambar with idly in it make me hungry.

Swathi said...

Tiffin sambar looks delicious. Nice one Vidya.

Angie's Recipes said...

A very healthy and yummy soup! Just perfect for my carrot dinner rolls. :-)

Dimah said...

Fantastic photos ! and that looks delicious.

தக்குடு said...

Post related to cooking bloggers. come and enjoy...:)

Asha said...

looks yummy.

Unknown said...

Delicious sambar to gobble up it with some idli...:)

Aparna S Mallya said...

Nice name, healthy dish.

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Krishnaveni said...

delicious sambar, congrats on your post in Hindu newspaper, keep it up

Mrs.Mano Saminathan said...

Very nice Sambar indeed! Looks great!!

Shriannalakshmi said...

Wow! Super sambar.Luv to have with hot hot mini idlis..