Sambar Easy


Sambar Easy

A curry that goes with rice, chapathis and rotis
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Cook red gram in a pressure cooker and mash well. Keep aside.
  • Grind grated coconut with masala powder and turmeric powder.
  • Cut tomatoes.
  • Take a pot and add mashed dal, water, tomatoes and ground paste and bring it to boil.
  • Add salt, jaggery and tamarind juice and boil for some more time.
  • Add masala powder and onions. Cook till onions become soft.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the ingredients for seasoning one by one. When it splutters, add asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • Pour it into the hot sambar.
  • Garnish with cut coriander leaves.
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Response (6)
  1. S
    SN February 26, 2007

    Please! this is not at all “Karnataka Sambar Recipe”. I am from Karnataka. So, I know it very well. Its better to name it “SONALI`S SAMBAR RECIPE” – as it is a combination of recipes. I don`t think its worth a try. I think people have just been kind enough to say its good. Well! I can`t.

  2. T
    Tinku K March 8, 2004

    just spoiled my our time and effort.

  3. s
    seema February 22, 2005

    I haven`t heard that we can add garam masala in sambar. Any way this is not kerala sambar. Don`t waste your time.

  4. S
    Shyju Lonappan March 17, 2005

    I think we should appreciate Sonali. She has mentioned it is Karnataka Style. So please don`t mix it / compare with Kerala Sambar. Thanks Sonali, it`s little different from Kerala Style (as some one said we don`t put Garam Masala) but I liked it. Thank You…

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