Kerala Sambar

Kerala Sambar is a nutritious side dish of mixed vegetables as per your choice. Kerala Sambar is an authentic, traditional dish that goes well with idli, dosa and even with hot rice for your noon day meal. This dal based tasty vegetable curry can be included in your daily menu. Usually Kerala Sambar is prepared when left over vegetables are there. The number of vegetables and the tangy tamarind flavor can be adjusted as per our taste. Kerala Sambar is usually made from toor dal and vegetables like cucumber, drumstick, okra, tomato, shallots, pumpkin and carrots are included. This vegetable curry is later seasoned with mustard seeds, red chillies, small onions and curry leaves. Each state in Kerala has their own variations in making Kerala Sambar. Our featured Kerala Sambar is well illustrated in simple steps.

Kerala Sambar

Kerala Sambar is a nutritious side dish of mixed vegetables as per your choice. Kerala Sambar is an authentic, traditional dish that goes well with idli, dosa and even with hot rice for your noon day meal. This dal based tasty vegetable curry can be included in your daily menu. Usually Kerala Sambar is prepared when left over vegetables are there. The number of vegetables and the tangy tamarind flavor can be adjusted as per our taste. Kerala Sambar is usually made from toor dal and vegetables like cucumber, drumstick, okra, tomato, shallots, pumpkin and carrots are included. This vegetable curry is later seasoned with mustard seeds, red chillies, small onions and curry leaves. Each state in Kerala has their own variations in making Kerala Sambar. Our featured Kerala Sambar is well illustrated in simple steps.

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

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By Anjali P

Published On: 17 Aug 2002

Rating: 4
88 Votes, 49 Reviews
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20 Minutes
Served : 7
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Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

Cook the red gram in a pressure cooker along with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, a pinch of salt, ghee and the reqd qty of water.

Step 2

Heat a pan and splutter mustard seeds, fenugreek, black gram and jeera.

Step 3

Add onions and sautT for a while till they become very light golden in colour.

Step 4

Add corriander powder, chilly powder and turmeric powder along with a tsp of sambhar powder which is optional.

Step 5

Saute till the raw smell goes.

Step 6

Add the vegetables along with some water. Stir well.

Step 7

Add the tamarind water which is again optional.

Step 8

Close the pan and cook the vegetables.

Step 9

Add salt as required.

Step 10

Once the vegetables are cooked, add the cooked red gram or dal and mix well.

Step 11

Add little water and bring to a boil or till the required consistency is reached.

Step 12

Finally, add corriander leaves and close the vessel so as not to lose the flavour of kerala Sambar.

Step 13

:- Serve kerala sambar hot with dosa or rice or vada.

Step 14

:- Enjoy the yummy kerala sambar recipe.

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Neethu

Good Excellent

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Rahul Rameshan

Wowwwww nc...

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Soumya

All recipes by pachakam are excellent..adorable!!!!

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Prakash

The reciepe is really good. In Kerala different variations of sambar is popular. Ingredients vary in between different regions.

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Shinas

We are bachelors staying together. I could excite my friends with this preparation..Really thanks Anjali..We all like it very much

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Jasmine Babu

Awesome recipe... Hubby and I loved it.. Thanks Anjali -

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Libi

Hi Anjali, i am not a cook. I tried this recipe as a challenge to my wife and it turned out the best. She loved it a lot. Only problem is she wants me to make it again and again. Thnx a lot. Only thing i changed in the recipe is i added some asafoetida powder too..

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Sumini Jordan

Anjali..Thanks a ton dear!!!.We just loved it!!!

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jincy

This recipe is good, i used little bit of kayam powder..it came out really good..thanks for the recipe!!!!

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Kanakangi

A million Thanks Anjali!!I am really bad at cooking.. but my husband is too good. Ur sambar dish rocks!!!!

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Hema

this is a typical sambar which tastes different............

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Sunila Sabith

I tried this out and it came out really good...though its not the typical sambar, its a little different...

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cibi

I made a wonderfull dish with the help of your recipe....itz really gud...

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minu

Good

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Priya Kanago Sharma

This is an excellent recipe..must try...yummmmyyyyyyy....... :) :)

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chaitanya

All I knew of sambar was theoretical. this receipe helped me a lot and my friends think i make good sambar. thanks for a good receipe.

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Jacob

This is a great recipe. Thanks very much.

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Dhanya Hari

Although its different from our style i liked this sambar very much... thanks for the recipe..

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Preethi

Hey guys u should try this....Its awsome!!!! Yummyyyy Yummy.Thx for sharing it!

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Krishnagoplal Mukundan K

Sambhar was very tasty.I made it myself for the first time and gave to my neighbour girls.They too appreciated.Thankssss.Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sheeba

very Goooooodddd

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Priya Vadakkan

Very Nice the aroma fills the air and it was becoming tough not to start tasting it before the vegetables were cooked!

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Poonam

Its quite a decent one.

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Johny Antony

Excellent...This is the correct Kerala Sambar....Because in North Kerala they put coconut in Sambar....But this one is too good.....

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Manju

Excellent.

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nasreen

Adding a pinch of asfoetida (kaayam)powder helps but in other cases it is very good.

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zuleikha

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Anjana

Sambar turned out really authentic..

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priyanka

Thankyou soo much for this recipe..It was the first time my sambhar came out soo well..I was literally licking my fingers!!

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nandini

very good recipe. I always used to wonder how to make tasty sambar without using sambar powder. I tried this. It came out very well. I did`nt have to use sambar powder at all.

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Anand

Good recipe. A little lemon juice wud help the taste actually

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Rithu

This tastes exactly like Kerala Sambar and it is easy to make.Thanks

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renu

This preparation is ok.

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Remya

This recipe is good and tasty.

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senthil

very nice sambhar, i love it, thankyou very much

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happy

it is ok recipe for sambar

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ash nair

Very tasty. A must try for all sambar lovers. and yes like mentioned in comments do add a pinch of asafodiata.. its tastes good.

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Pillai

It`s a great recipe, its simple, basic and tastes good.

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jayasree

Superbbbbbb

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maya

wow!! excellent recipe.i made sambhar for the first time and my in laws have never been so happy.

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aria

wow..yummy recipe.

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manju

This is a very good recipe.

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AAdu thoma

WOW !!!! SAAMBHAAR ADDII POLI.... SAAMBHAARR....

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THOMAS KURIAN

VERY GOOD

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Biji joseph

Great!!!

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Bindu

Great recipe.. It was very easy to understand (except the amount of urad dal?) but I guess you just have to estimate on how much u want to make. Great taste.. Will definitely make it again.

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Seema

I am a beginner in cooking and I tried this recipe when my mother in law visited us and she was in all praise for me after tasting it and took the recipe from me before leaving!! Its really good and the taste will be more if you add lil asafoetida while spluttering the mustard seeds.

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Vidya Pillai

Too good...

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NISHAD K.V.P

I LIKED THE PRESENTATION THAT EVERY ONE CAN UNDERSTAND. I MADE SAMBAR AND MY FRIENDS WERE AMAZED , THEY ASKED ME DID I WORK IN HOTEL BACK IN KERALA ?

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