Sambar Dal

This is a unique way of preparing the traditional sambar recipe to be served with idli.

Updated: November 1, 2021


(1 cup = 255 ML)

for sambar powder:

    2 tsp oil
    1 tbsp coriander seeds
    1 tbsp chana dal
    1/2 tsp cumin / jeera
    1/4 tsp methi / fenugreek seeds
    1/2 tsp pepper
    4 dried kashmiri red chilli
    few curry leaves
    2 tbsp coconut grated

for sambar:

    1 cup tamarind extract
    1/2 tsp turmeric
    1 tsp  jaggery
    2 green chilli slit
    few curry leaves
    1/2 onion petals
    5 beans chopped
    1 carrot chopped
    2 drumsticks chopped
    1 tomato chopped
    1 tsp salt
    1 cup water
    1+1/2 cup toor dal cooked
    2 tbsp coriander finely chopped

for tempering:

    2 tsp oil
    1 tsp mustard / rai
    1 dried kashmiri red chilli
    few curry leaves

This is a unique way of preparing the traditional sambar recipe to be served with rice.  It tastes great when served typically with hot steamed rice for lunch or dinner.
Some tips, recommendation and serving ideas while preparing sambar dal recipe are:

  • In terms of adding veggies to sambar dal, it is completely open-ended and you can experiment with your choice of veggies. apart from the veggies used in this recipe. You can add eggplant, gobi, radish, okra and shallots.
  • The sambar powder here is prepared as required for this recipe. But you can prepare it in bulk for later use. Make sure to store them in an airtight container in a dry place.
  • The consistency of sambar may grow thick as time passes. and hence you can add water to maintain the consistency before reheating it.


  • take 1 cup tamarind extract, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp jaggery, 2 green chilli and few curry leaves in a kadai.
  • also, add vegetables and 1 tsp salt.
  • cover and boil for 10 minutes.
  • now, add 1 cup water and 1+1/2 cup toor dal.
  • boil the mixture well.
  • now add 3 tbsp of prepared sambar powder and mix well.
  • boil for 2 minutes or till flavours of sambar powder is absorbed completely.
  • pour the tempering over sambar.
  • also, add 2 tbsp coriander leaves and mix well.
  • finally, dal sambar is ready to serve along with hot steamed rice.

Prep Time : 20 mins

Total Time : 25 min

Serving : 3-4 servings

Calories : 290kcal

cuisine : South Indian

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