Monday, December 21, 2009

Vegetable Sambar

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Vegetable Sambar:
For this dish, vegetables like carrot, ladies finger, drumstick, brinjal  and radish are suitable and tastes awesome. It’s a common menu for lunch in South India and its very healthy recipe. Let’s try it …


  • Toor dhal                                 - 1 cup
  • Onion                                      - 1
  • Tomato                                    - 2
  • Red chilly                                - 1
  • Vegetables                              - 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder                    - ¼ tsp
  • Vendaiyam                              - ½ tsp
  • Sambar powder                      - ½ tbsp
  • Red chilly powder                   - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds                        - ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds                           - ½  tsp
  • Split orid dhal                          - ½ tsp
  • Tamarind paste                       - ¼ tbsp
  • Curry and coriander leaves
  • Asafoetida powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Boil toor dhal in cooked with turmeric powder, vendaiyam and asafoetida powder.
  2. Heat oil in pan, temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds, split orid dhal.
  3. Add onion pieces, fry well and add tomato pieces followed by vegetables.
  4. Add red chilly powder, sambar powder, salt and allow to boil by adding water.
  5. Now add boiled toor dhal, mix well.
  6. Add tamarind paste and allow to boil for just 2 mins ( also few drops of lemon juice can be added instead of tamarind)
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves and tasty veg sambar, ready to serve.


  1. Thanks Jay for sending over this lovely sambhar to my event.It looks so appetizing.

  2. I've made sambar before, but this lovely recipe is so much more streamlined than mine was. Would love to try this.

    Thanks, Jay, for your fine MLLA recipe!

  3. I love sambar, I did one this morning!


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