Palakkad Sambar with coconut

Palakkad Sambar with Coconut

Palakkad Sambar with coconut

Palakkad Sambar with coconut Recipe can be prepared with different combination of vegetables and each combination of group is well defined by Ramya V. This Palakkad Sambar recipe prepared with coconut is an authentic recipe of palakkad. Spicy palakkadan sambar goes very well rice, idli and dosa.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


For masala:

Vegetables (You can use 1 to 2 cups of any of the below combinations of vegetables) Group 1:

  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions

Group 2:

  • Small onions Kunjulli Cheriya-ulli saute in oil before cooking

Group 3:

Group 5:

  • Ashgourd
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion

Group 6:

  • Ladies finger saute before boiling

Other Ingredients:

For seasoning:


  • Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
  • Fry all ingredients for the masala by adding them one by one(or each separately) till they lose their raw flavor.
  • Grind them to a fine paste.
  • Boil red gram and mash.
  • Add vegetables (except tomato) along with turmeric powder, salt and allow to boil till vegetables are cooked.
  • Soak tamarind in 1/4 cup water and squeeze out the juice and add this to the boiling vegetables.
  • Add cut tomatoes and allow it to boil.
  • Add the ground masala and boil.
  • Heat oil in another small frying pan.
  • Pour the above seasoning into the sambar.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • :- Serve with rice, dosas or idlis.


Please check out Brahmin Sambar Palakkad Style Check out this Black Urud Dal Vada which will go very well with this recipe
Keyword palakkad sambar recipe, palakkadan sambar recipe
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Response (27)
  1. c
    chinnu February 20, 2009

    You havent mentioned the amount of vegetables to be used.Palakkad people wont use ladies finger for sambar?

  2. r
    reenathomas September 3, 2008

    i tied this recipe it was really good

  3. c
    chitra March 23, 2004

    palakkadan sambar making waves..

  4. S
    Sajith March 23, 2004

    Never thought making Sambar was so easy…..superb recipe

Leave a comment
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Recipe Rating

Indian Grocery Online