Authentic and Delicious Sambar Recipe

  • Jun 20, 2024
  • By Team Baclinc
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Delicious and tasty sambhar to go with idlis or dosas for breakfast and rice for lunch. Try this quick and easy recipe to get a flavour of the south!



  • 1 cup arhar dal
  • 3-4 potatoes
  • ½ bowl carrots cut
  • ¼ bowl beans cut
  • 1-2 drumsticks cut
  • ½ tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon kashmiri red chilli powder 
  • 2 tomtotes 
  • 2 green chillies
  • 3 tablespoon Bhoj Masale sambhar masala
  • 20 grams dilated tamarind 
  • 10 grams jaggery
  • Salt to taste 

For tempering:

  • ½ tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 2 dry red chilli
  • 15-20 curry leaves
  • ½ tablespoon asafoetida
  • 1 inch finely chopped ginger
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon kashmiri red chilli 


    1. Cook the daal: Wash one cup Arhar daal thoroughly and cook it in a cooker well. Keep removing the scum from the top as it boils. Add salt to taste and ½ tablespoon oil  to the daal and cover and cook it for 3-4 whistles.
    2. Cook the vegetables: Add 3-4 potatoes, ½ bowl carrots cut, ¼ bowl beans cut and 1-2 drumsticks cut to a pan with oil and saute well for 3-4 minutes. Add salt as required, ½ tablespoon turmeric powder and 1 tablespoon kashmiri red chilli powder mix well. 
  • Add all the ingredients together: Add 2 tomatoes, 2 green chillies chopped and 3 tablespoon Bhoj Masale sambhar masala and mix thoroughly. Add the cooked daal to this and boiling water accordingly to adjust the consistency. After mixing well, add 20 grams of dilated tamarind and 10 grams of jaggery to it and give it a good mix.
  • Prepare the tempering: In a pan, heat some oil and add ½ tablespoon mustard seeds,
      1. 2 dry red chilli, 15-20 curry leaves, ½ tablespoon asafoetida, 1 inch finely chopped ginger, 1 green chilli finely chopped and 1 tablespoon kashmiri red chilli and saute it well.
  • Complete the sambar: Add the tadka/tempered ingredients to the sambar and switch off the flame.
    1. Hot and delicious sambhar is ready to be savoured and enjoyed.


    • Adding a little bit of jaggery to sambhar will give an undertone of sweetness and also helps elevate the flavour of the other ingredients.
    • Save some sambhar in the fridge for the next day, as it gives a better taste since the ingredients in the sambhar mature overnight.