Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Arachuvitta Sambar / Hotel Style Sambar:

Jayanthy Kumaran | 13:39 | | |




Arachuvitta Sambar :


Arachuvitta Sambar is a very traditional South Indian dish..!!

 “Arachu Vitta”  means grinding the roasted spices to masala pwd. The speciality of this recipe , is the addition of  freshly ground masala to the sambar, instead of using the regular sambar pwd. 

This recipe  tastes unique & more delicious than the normal sambar . We can use any preferred vegetables like carrot, raddish, drumstick, okra,  etc.. !

At our home, when we’re bored of making sambar with instant sambar pwd, we simply love this way of making tangy tonguetickling sambar, &  it makes an excellent combo with  idly,  dosa,  pongalvada  etc.   We can have more idlies or rice with this flavorful sambar. 




Lets see how to make delicious, perfect Arachuvitta sambar with this simple recipe..!


Ingredients:
  • Toor dal                        - 1 cup
  • Tamarind                       -  small lemon sized
  • Onion                           - 1
  • Tomato                         - 1
  • Vegetables chopped     - 1 cup
  • Turmeric pwd                - ½ tsp
  • Asafetida/ hing              - a pinch
  • Red chilly pwd              - ½ tsp
  • Oil                                - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
To grind:



  • Chana dal                     - 2 tbsp
  • Fenugreek seeds           - 1 tsp
  • Red chilly                      - 2 to 3
  • Grated coconut             - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds/pwd     - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves                  - a few

Method:



  1. Wash and soak the toor dal for 5 mins.

  1. Add 2 cups of water, turmeric pwd and pressure cook it until soft.
  1. Mash it well.


  1. Soak tamarind in water and squeeze the thick extract and keep aside. ( if you’re using tamarind paste, dilute it with half cup of water)
  2. Heat ½ tsp of oil in a pan, roast the ingredients given under label   “ To grind ”




6.  Allow to cool and grind it to coarse pwd.

  1. Chop onion, tomato & preferred vegetables in desired size.
  1. In a wide pan / kadai, heat a tbsp of oil.
  2. Add mustard, cumin, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves and sauté well, till it changes color.
  3. Add onion,  salt and sauté till transculent. ( adding salt, will make the onion cook soon.
  1. Add finely chopped tomato and cook soft.
  1. Add the preferred vegetables and stir well.
  1. Add turmeric pwd, hing, red chilly pwd and mix.
  1. Add a cup of water, close it with a lid and cook covered, until the vegetables are cooked soft.


  1. Add the cooked dal and combine.
  1. Add water as necessary to adjust the consistency.
  2. Now add the thick tamarind pulp, cook well.  
  1. Add the freshly ground masala pwd.
  1. Mix well and cook sambar for 2 to 3 mins.
  1. Remove from stove top & garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

  1. Now the tasty yummy arachuvitta sambar is ready.
  1. Serve with hot idly, dosa or rice.
  1. Flavorful Arachuvitta Sambar makes a yummy combo with  hot  idlies..




Similar Recipes 

·       Drumstick Sambar
·       Murangaikeerai Sambar
·       Vegetable Sambar
·       Moongdal Sambar

78 comments:

  1. very flavorful n yummy sambar...looks inviting with those soft idlis..lovely clicks!!
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  2. sambhar with idli looks delicious.
    I also use same recipe..

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  3. Love this dish, it looks yummy!

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  4. Nice stepwise pictures and yummy sambar! Looks delicious with the idlies!

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  5. i have been looking for this recipe for a long time now...my search is complete atlast! ur arachuvitta sambar looks truely mouthwatering... i can see myself eat one or more idlis than usual with this sambar... will try and let u know!

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  6. Arachuvitta sambar looks delicious.

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  7. Delicious sambhar,pass me some idlis too:-)

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  8. This is the 5 star hotel standard sambar I ever see.

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  9. flavorful sambar....looking too good :)

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  10. Coconut and Fenugreek is the trick i guess, i use the rest, Bookmarked, will try Jay!


    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  11. it looks delicious..nice aroma sambar

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  12. Thanks Jay. I will settle for Idli/Sambar for BF this morning ! Have a great day !

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  13. Delicious looking sambar. Nice clicks too.

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  14. Woww... super tempting and perfect sambar.. looks absolutely inviting dear.. lovely pictures too :)
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  15. nice aromatic sambar.looks perfect
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  16. Love the sambhar, I make the same, without the coconnut though. Love the colour too :)

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  17. Wonderful sambar! Love that you don't use a powder mix.

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  18. Hi Jay,

    I love the fact that u have given the spice powder recipe as well.
    Nice!
    Cheers
    Gauri

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  19. i feel hungry just by looking at the picture!!!!!!
    satya
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  20. One of my favorite sambar varieties .. perfect with idli.

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  21. Yummy , Looks delicious

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  22. mouthwatering Sambar...looks very tempting

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  23. I love the fresh ground masala flavor and opt for this whenever I make sambar except when in real hurry.

    Your sambar looks perfect, I love the picture with idlis in the background, very inviting :-)

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  24. Can I have a plate of idly and sambar, looks so tempting..

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  25. I was looking for a delicious sambar recipe......here comes jay with the perfect recipe...

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  26. Tempting me like anything Jay...

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  27. it looks like dhal gravy.. is it spicy? :)

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  28. yummy and delicious sambar.. tummy kush ho jayega :).. happy to follow you

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  29. Wow very yummy n lipsmaking sambar

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  30. one of my fav :) we do this all the time!

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  31. Looks delicious..I can almost get the aroma!!!
    Prathima Rao
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  32. Very tempting and nice sambar. Must taste yum

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  33. love sambar and this looks beautiful...

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  34. hu jaya, certainly a delicious looking dish the sambar's fresh masala looks very appetizing toooks v

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  35. Just back from a blogging trip in Malaysia. I'm inspired by your refreshing dish, Jay! I'll be back for more....

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  36. Wow what a beautiful color! I've never tried sambar before but this definitely looks delicious to me. Yum!

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  37. wow....awesome sambhar........

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  38. Super flavourful and fingerlicking sambar, wonderful pair for dosas and idlis.

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  39. I can smell the flavor from the clicks. Lovely Jay.

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  40. Jay, this really sounds delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  41. Delicious sambar,perfect restaurant style.

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  42. YUM! What a delicious looking sambar!! I'm drooling again! :)

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  43. Thank you all for visiting my little space..your feedback encourages me a lot..!

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  44. very tempting and favourful!!freshly ground masala surely make this super delicious

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  45. South Indian mandatory recipe. I love with hot rice with little ghee. Thanks Jay... Keep it up...

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  46. Loved your detailed steps :)

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  47. omg, this looks absolutely delicious. I have used tamarind paste, but not fresh tamarind, my mom uses it. is it complicated? i know it's better to use fresh, my husband would love this dish, I need to buy some toor dal and make this asap. lOVE!

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  48. super tempting sambhar!!

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  49. Ah! AH! I love arachuvitta sambar. Directly lands me in heaven.

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  50. So glad you described what Arachu Vitta was ... I know nothing about Indian cuisine so thanks for helping me!

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  51. delicious sambhar, would love to try this version :)

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  52. This looks so good. It is a very inviting soup and very colourful too. XX

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  53. Quite Descriptive recipe.. And I love the colour .. Well Done !

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  54. Hy FishohFishiee,
    sure this tastes spicy but not hot..do giv a try..:)

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  55. Dear Friends,
    I appreciate your valued comments & suggestions..
    have a lovely day..:)

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  56. This looks so delicious. very professional!

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  57. Oh wow! This looks really good! The picture was amazing! Just wondering why they called it hotel style though..

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  58. ARAICHUVITTA SAMBAR LOOKS REALLY GREAT.

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  59. Hy Nash Nordin, its a special recipe served commonly in all South Indian hotels..:)

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  60. Wow Jay, this recipe looks incredibly flavourful, healthy, and delicious!! Thanks for sharing all the steps to make this dish :)

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  61. ÑLOok delicious jay!

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  62. What a flavorful sambhar i like southindian spices.....

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  63. I always wanted the recipe for that restaurant style sambar..on this weekend's menu...http://megdeliciousadventures.blogspot.in/

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  64. Nice step by step clicks Jay :)
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  65. Nice colour! Very tempting soup! Thanks for step by step instructions.
    Cheers
    Mamatkamal

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  66. really looks yum, love those mini coin idlis :)

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  67. looks so good, u hv an amazing blog, thank for such a sweet comment :)

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  68. nicely presented i know its very different to make sambhar like this...yum yum

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  69. I would eat this with a big plate of rice! Delicious!

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  70. Awesome sambar and great presentation. Love the tiny idlis in the picture.

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  71. Omg it's killing.......lovely sambar I want to swallow the whole bowl...

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  72. Hello Jay, thank you for such a yummy and wonderfully explained recipe. I followed it just the way you mentioned and turned out perfect. Just finished my meal and wanted to thank you for the hardworking behind putting this together. Great site and painfully done work. Thanks!

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  73. I tried this sambar and it came out very well...it goes well with idli,dosa and pongal

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  74. This recipe looked gud... But ur site opens a pop up for every single touch... Couldn't read at all... Too too many pop up ads.... :-(

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