Kerala Style Sambar

Tasty Palakkadan sambar with coconut

Kerala Style Sambar | Pachakam

Kerala Style Sambar

Tasty Palakkadan sambar with coconut

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By vani satish

Published On: 14 Mar 2006

Rating: 3
13 Votes, 4 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Soak Thuvaraparippu overnight or for 2 hrs in hot water.

Step 2

Heat 1 tsp of oil in a fry pan.

Step 3

Fry asafoetida cube, till it turns brown. Remove it from oil.

Step 4

Add 1 more tsp of oil into the pan.

Step 5

Add bengal gram, black gram, fenugreek seeds and 10 curry leaves into it.

Step 6

Add coconut, into the gram mix and stirr well careful not to burn the grams, till coconut turns golden brown. Remove it from the pan.

Step 7

Into the same pan add coriander powder and then chilli powder. Reduce the flame and stirr until the raw smell leaves, carefully not to burn the powders. Grind the fried coconut and powders into a fine paste.

Step 8

Heat 2 tsp of oil in the pan.

Step 9

Fry onions and green chillies, till the raw smell leaves.

Step 10

Boil dal with turmeric and tomato.

Step 11

When dal is half cooked, add drumsticks, onions and green chillies.

Step 12

Soak tamarind in a cup of water and filter.

Step 13

Add the ground coconut paste and tamarind to the dal mixture.

Step 14

Allow it to boil well.

Step 15

Add salt to taste.

Step 16

Heat 2 tsp of oil in another fry pan.

Step 17

Splutter mustard seeds and saute dry chillies and rest of the curry leaves.

Step 18

Add the above seasoning into the cooked sambar.

Step 19

Add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 20

:- Serve hot with rice, idli or dosa.


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This recipe is good...tasty sambar....but should I soak dhal overnight or for 2 hours?


Your Sambar recipe is too good !! I finally succeeded in making good sambar after I read your recipe. Thanks a lot and keep posting excellent recipes like this.


I love this recipe

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