Namboodiri Sambar


Namboodiri Sambar

Namboodiri Sambar is a spicy blend of nutritious veggies that goes well with hot rice for noon day meals. Namboodiri Sambar is an authentic dish traditionally prepared in homes. The comforting dish is nutritious and the flavors waft in air. Namboodiri Sambar is unique and special with chopped vegetables cooked with dal and a spicy aromatic mixture. Namboodiri Sambar is nutritious rich in vital nutrients required for body. You can explore a well detailed Namboodiri Sambar here.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


For seasoning:-


  • For preparing Namboodiri Sambar, first heat ghee in a wok.
  • Add all ingredients for grinding except the grated coconut.
  • Saute well till fine aroma comes.
  • Saute coconut separately for a few minutes.
  • :- Do not let it become red or brown.
  • Grind together the coconut and the rest of the grinding ingredients into a coarse paste adding a little water, as required.
  • Meanwhile, pressure cook vegetables, red gram, green chillies and turmeric.
  • Add ground paste to cooked dal.
  • Add the tamarind paste at this time. Mix well.
  • Simmer for 2 mins.
  • Heat oil and the ghee in a small wok and prepare the seasoning.
  • Finally, add seasoning to the sambar and switch off gas.
  • Close with lid for a few minutes.
  • :- Serve hot with Idly, Dosa or hot rice.
  • :- The good thing about this sambar is that is has no tomatoes, and isnt really sour and has very little dal in it, yet tastes amazing!
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Response (2)
  1. p
    priya March 12, 2007

    Dear friend

    your recipe is really good i will try and let u know the result

  2. s
    sindhu January 27, 2009

    Good Recipe..Thanks

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