Traditional South Indian Dishes – Sambar recipe

| January 24, 2012 | 10 Comments

Make simple instant sambar that goes well with most South Indian breakfast dishes like Idli, Vada and Dosa. It is also a traditional accompaniment in a complete south indian meal to steamed rice. Sambar is a vegetable stew or chowder based on a broth made with tamarind and toor dal, and is very popular in the cooking of southern regions of India especially in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Each state in the South prepares it with a typical variation, adapted to its taste and environment. Please do send your feedback to
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  1. mondugibaby says:

    @VijayJacinth Amma must be proud of you da. well dome.

  2. Richiehpatel says:

    like it.thnx

  3. VijayJacinth says:

    Thanks for helping me cook Sambar for the first time in my life. Believe me it came out good.

  4. 123sanjita says:

    can we use moong dal instead of toor dal?

  5. greenranger8100 says:

    I have never seen sambar prepared this way. The traditional way, the Kerala or Tamilnadu way doesn’t use garlic and jaggery. What is this?

  6. u1pri says:

    this is not at all d ethnic way of preparing sambhar.. also d sambhar is too watery!!

  7. veerunda says:

    not kerala style?

  8. genemukta says:

    they never add ginger garlic in sambar.. i am south indian and we prepare sambar daily in our homes..

  9. vlazzlo says:

    I have been wanting to learn how to cook sambar for a long time and your video made it very easy. Blessings.

  10. shanti3920 says:

    I have one question.. what did u use to make it spicy??????
    otherwise recepie is yummy.. thanks for sharing it..

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