Kerala Sambar Easy

by AnjaliP
Kerala Sambar Easy
Kerala Sambar Easy is a nutritious side dish of mixed vegetables as per your choice. 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 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. 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 Sambar. Our featured Sambar is well illustrated in simple steps.
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Kerala Sambar Easy
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Red gram(As reqd, Thuvaraparippu) -
  • Pearl/Red onions(Kunjulli) - 150 gm
Vegetables:
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Red gram(As reqd, Thuvaraparippu) -
  • Pearl/Red onions(Kunjulli) - 150 gm
Vegetables:
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Rating: 4
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Instructions
  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.
  2. Heat a pan and splutter mustard seeds, fenugreek, black gram and jeera.
  3. Add onions and sautT for a while till they become very light golden in colour.
  4. Add corriander powder, chilly powder and turmeric powder along with a tsp of sambhar powder which is optional.
  5. Saute till the raw smell goes.
  6. Add the vegetables along with some water. Stir well.
  7. Add the tamarind water which is again optional.
  8. Close the pan and cook the vegetables.
  9. Add salt as required.
  10. Once the vegetables are cooked, add the cooked red gram or dal and mix well.
  11. Add little water and bring to a boil or till the required consistency is reached.
  12. Finally, add corriander leaves and close the vessel so as not to lose the flavour of Sambar.
  13. :- Serve kerala sambar hot with dosa or rice or vada.
  14. :- Enjoy the yummy kerala sambar recipe.
Recipe Notes

You can visit this link for an easy to prepare Sambar. You can also explore this link Palakkadan Sambar.

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43 comments

curryadmin
September 6, 2009 - 10:39 pm

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

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curryadmin
April 25, 2008 - 12:00 am

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

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curryadmin
December 1, 2004 - 12:00 am

this preparation is ok.but i dont think this is the usual kerala style preparation.

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curryadmin
December 1, 2004 - 12:00 am

This recipe is good .tasty.but it`s not the kerala style sambar.it`s the tamilnadu style or karnataka style sambar.

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curryadmin
September 12, 2004 - 12:00 am

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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curryadmin
August 3, 2005 - 12:00 am

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

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curryadmin
September 19, 2005 - 12:00 am

What is use of jeera in Sambar. Avoid it is good.

Excellent.

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curryadmin
August 1, 2005 - 12:00 am

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

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curryadmin
December 28, 2005 - 12:00 am

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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curryadmin
January 26, 2006 - 12:00 am

very Goooooodddd

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curryadmin
September 28, 2004 - 12:00 am

very nice sambhar, i love it, thankyou very much

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curryadmin
December 16, 2004 - 12:00 am

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

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curryadmin
February 28, 2005 - 12:00 am

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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curryadmin
February 20, 2005 - 12:00 am

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

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curryadmin
August 27, 2004 - 12:00 am

It`s a graet recipe, its simple, basic and tastes good. I dont know who that mallu is who thinks that all Malayalees put coconut in there Sambhar.

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curryadmin
August 12, 2004 - 12:00 am

Superbbbbbb

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curryadmin
July 17, 2004 - 12:00 am

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

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curryadmin
July 17, 2004 - 12:00 am

wow..yummy recipe.hey mundringa..tell me how you tried to make this sambhar. please..i would really like to know. are you a magician by profession by any chance to make dosa appear in the sambhar? if that is so..you are a cool jackass.

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curryadmin
February 17, 2004 - 12:00 am

Great!!!

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curryadmin
December 7, 2003 - 12:00 am

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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curryadmin
December 15, 2003 - 12:00 am

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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curryadmin
October 17, 2003 - 12:00 am

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

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curryadmin
November 15, 2003 - 12:00 am

Too good…

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curryadmin
June 20, 2007 - 12:00 am

Just going through the comments posted for this recipe, I don`t care whether it`s from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka or outer space, but this is a great recipe, and that`s all that matters. Thanks very much.

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curryadmin
March 29, 2006 - 12:00 am

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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