Easy Sambar Recipe


  • 1 cup toover daal – Pigeon pea lentils
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp sambar masala
  • 1 tsp tamarind concentrate
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 2-3 whole dry red peppers
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables like carrots, potatoes, ash gourd, peas, eggplant, drumstick cut int 1″ pieces
  • 1 big onion, cut into quarters
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro

How to Make Sambar

  1. Cook daal with salt, till absolutely tender. Mash with the back of a spoon.
  2. Add sambar masala, vegetables, including the onions, and cook till the vegetables are tender, and add tamarind.
  3. Heat oil in a saucepan and add the mustard seeds. When they splutter, add the whole red peppers and the curry leaves. Turn around 2-3 times, then add the daal mixture.
  4. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 5 minutes, Serve hot garnished with the cilantro.