Aracha Vitta Sambhar


Aracha Vitta Sambhar

Arachu Vitta means grinding the roasted spices to masala powder. The speciality of this recipe , is the addition of freshly ground masala to the sambar, instead of using sambhar powder.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 4 people


Roast and Grind:

  • 1 tblsp Coriander seed
  • 1 tsp Urad and channa dal
  • 4 Dry chili
  • 1/2 tsp Asafeotida
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek
  • 2 tblsp Coconut
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp Oil


  • Now roast all the ingredients listed under roast and grind. Allow it to cool.
  • Now grind it as a powder
  • Boil drum stick and keep aside
  • In a pan add oil and temper mustard , cumin and fenugreek
  • Now add shallots and tomato and cook well
  • Now add drum stick and boiled toor dal
  • Add Grounded powder, salt and mix well without lumps. cook till the raw smell goes
  • Now add tamarind water and jaggery cook.
  • Now turn off and serve with rice , dosa and idly . Arach Vitta Sambhar ready
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