Sunday, February 28, 2010


¼ cup chana dal
¼ cup toor dal
2 string of drum strick cut into 5 inch long ( you can take about 10 pieces of frozen drumstick)
1 medium eggplant chopped
1 medium carrot cut into long stripes
1 cucumber (peeled and cut into long stripes)
1 bell pepper of any color chopped
1 onion sliced
2 tomatoes chopped
¼ tbs tamarind paste
2 tbs sambar powder
¼ tbs turmeric powder
¼ tbs mustard seeds
¼ tbs cumin seeds
A pinch of hing.
2 dry red chilli
8-10 curry leaves
Salt as per taste
2 tbs oil


I have so many south Indian friends and everyone makes a unique tasty sambar. My son used to love the sambar, one of my friend used to make. I tried so many ways and this is my version of sambar.

1)If possible soak the chana daal and toor daal at least 20-30 minutes.
2)Take daal, eggplant, onion, cucumber, bell pepper, tomato, carrot, drumstick, turmetic, salt and about 3-4 cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook upto 2 whistle.
3)When it gets cook, open the lid and add sambar powder and tamarind paste and stir it properly.
4)Heat 2 tbs oil in a frying pan, add hing, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and dry red chilli when the mustard seeds finish popping add curry leaves to it and add this to the boiled veg, mis it properly and sambar is ready to serve with Rice, Idly or Dosa.

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