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:
Votes: 46
Rating: 5
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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

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Hema September 6, 2009 - 10:39 pm

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

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Sunila Sabith 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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renu 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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Remya 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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ash nair 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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nasreen 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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Manju September 19, 2005 - 12:00 am

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

Excellent.

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zuleikha August 1, 2005 - 12:00 am

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

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Priya Vadakkan 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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Sheeba January 26, 2006 - 12:00 am

very Goooooodddd

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senthil September 28, 2004 - 12:00 am

very nice sambhar, i love it, thankyou very much

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Rithu December 16, 2004 - 12:00 am

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

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nandini 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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Anand February 20, 2005 - 12:00 am

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

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Pillai 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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jayasree August 12, 2004 - 12:00 am

Superbbbbbb

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maya 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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aria 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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Biji joseph February 17, 2004 - 12:00 am

Great!!!

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Seema 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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Bindu 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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NISHAD K.V.P 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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Vidya Pillai November 15, 2003 - 12:00 am

Too good…

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Jacob 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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Krishnagoplal Mukundan K 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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Preethi April 22, 2006 - 12:00 am

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

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Poonam October 20, 2005 - 12:00 am

Its quite a decent one. But not too good.

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happy September 27, 2004 - 12:00 am

it is ok recipe for sambar

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Anjana June 25, 2005 - 12:00 am

Sambar turned out really authentic – however I was dismayed as many quantities were not given – like how much toor dal, onions & so on. I referred to several other recipes to try to get the correct proportion – luckily it worked!

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Dhanya Hari February 7, 2007 - 12:00 am

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

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cibi March 2, 2008 - 12:00 am

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

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jincy June 2, 2010 - 8:13 am

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 October 26, 2009 - 4:18 pm

A million thanks Anjali!!I am really bad at cooking. but my husband is too good. When i started cooking after,our marriage i was totally unaware about the making of sambar. I tried many times,browsed all over the internet. Lost confidence.Yours is the one which gave me courage. This may not be a typical recipe,or… not as per the rules.But it rocks!!!!

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Sumini Jordan August 10, 2011 - 9:19 pm

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

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Libi October 8, 2011 - 6:47 pm

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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Jasmine Babu January 14, 2012 - 7:28 am

Awesome recipe… Hubby and I loved it.. Thanks Anjali –

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Shinas April 5, 2012 - 12:08 am

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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Prakash October 13, 2012 - 10:30 am

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

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Priya Kanago Sharma August 10, 2007 - 12:00 am

This is an excellent recipe..must try…yummmmyyyyyyy……. 🙂 🙂

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chaitanya August 10, 2007 - 12:00 am

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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priyanka June 10, 2005 - 12:00 am

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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Johny Antony September 29, 2005 - 12:00 am

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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AAdu thoma February 24, 2004 - 12:00 am

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

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