Kerala Easy Sambar
Servings Prep Time
10people 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
10people 30minutes
  • Bitter gourd(Pavakka) – 1/2of
  • Brinjal(Vazhuthananga) – 1no
  • Drumstick(Muringakka) – 1no
  • Lady’s finger(Vendakka) – 4nos
  • Green chillies(split into two) – 4nos
  • Red gram(Thuvaraparippu) – 1cup
  • Turmeric powder 1/2tsp
  • Tamarind(size of a golf ball) –
  • Red chilly powder – 1tsp
  • Salt(As reqd) –
  • Curry leaves 2sprigs
  • Asafoetida powder – 1/4tsp
  • Molasses(grated, Sharkkara) – 1/4tsp
  • Coconut oil 2tbsp
  • Coriander leaves (for garnishing) –
For seasoning:-
  1. Clean the vegetables and slice into long pieces.
  2. Boil 3 cups of water and cook dal in it.
  3. Add turmeric powder and curry leaves. Keep it aside. 4)Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a pan or a kadai.
  4. Fry white gram dal, fenugreek seeds, red chillies and coriander seeds.
  5. Grind it to a smooth paste and keep aside. 7)Mash tamarind in a cup of water and strain.
  6. Boil the tamarind water with red chilly powder, salt, curry leaves, asafoetida and molasses.
  7. When it boils, add 2 tbsp of coconut oil.
  8. Add the vegetables except the ladies finger into it.
  9. Cook, till done and add the prepared dal into it.
  10. Bring it to a boil.
  11. Add ladies finger and the ground masala.
  12. Remove from fire, after boiling.
  13. Heat oil in a small frying pan.
  14. Splutter mustard seeds and fry red chillies.
  15. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.
  16. :- Various vegetables like potato, carrot, radish, tomato etc can also be added to the sambar.