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Kerala Sambar Recipe

Kerala Sambar is different from the typical Sambars made in the other South Indian states. Kerala Sambar is made using a mixture of different vegetables whereas the other sambhar is made using a single vegetable.  


Tur dal – 100gms
Sambar Masala – 3 tablespoons
Drumstick – 2 (medium sized)
Lady’s finger – 3 (cut into small pieces)
Brinjal – 1
Medium Onion – 1 (Cut into 6 pieces)
Medium sized potato – 1 (peeled and cut into very small pieces)
Curry leaves – 10
Coriander leaves – 1 table spoon (chopped)
Garlic – 1 teaspoon (chopped)
Dried red chilli – 2 Cut into pieces
Salt – 1/2 tablespoon
Tomatoes – 2 (medium sized cut into pieces)
Tarmarind – size of a lime soaked in 1/2 cup water
Methi Seeds – 1/4 tablespoon
Vegetable oil or Ghee – 2 table spoon
Asafoetidia (Optional) – 1 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds – 1 teaspoon


Cook Tur Dal in two cups of water, when half cooked add pieces of drumstick, potato, brinjal, lady’s finger, onion, tomato pieces, and salt. Cook till dal is very soft. Dissolve sambar masala in little water and add it to the cooked vegetables. Take the pulp of the soaked Tamarind and add, blend well and cook. In another pan heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they stop spluttering add chopped garlic, methi seeds, dried red chilli pieces, Asafoetida and curry leaves. Fry for two minutes and then add to dal vegetable mixture and boil it for 1 minute. Finally add chopped coriander leaves on the top.

How to make Kerala Sambar


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