Sambar (Kozhikode Style)


Sambar (Kozhikode Style)

Kozhikode Style Sambar
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people



  • Fry coconut with all ingredients listed for grinding except coriander powder.
  • When coconut turns golden brown, add coriander powder and fry for 1 min.
  • Allow it to cool and grind it to a fine paste.
  • Cut all the vegetables into even sized pieces.
  • Cook red gram or dal in a pressure cooker along with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, a pinch of salt, ghee and the required quantity of water, until half cooked.
  • Add chilly powder followed by the vegetables one by one according to their cooking time into the dal.
  • :- For instance, potatoes first followed by others and finally add tomatoes.
  • Add boiling water and salt as required.
  • Soak tamarind in a cup of water and extract the juice.
  • Add the extracted tamarind juice into the vessel.
  • When all the vegetables are cooked, add the coconut paste and allow it to boil.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the above seasoning into the cooked sambar.
  • Add coriander leaves and mix well.
  • :- Serve hot with rice.
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Response (7)
  1. S
    SN March 29, 2007

    Good one. Tastes pretty good.

  2. N
    Neema August 9, 2009

    Valare nalla recipie..

  3. c
    chithra April 19, 2010

    I prepared this recipe, it is very good..

  4. N
    Nitasha October 24, 2009

    Having lived in Chennai for a large part of my life,I only knew how to cook a Tamilian sambar.Thanks Deepthi, for sharing ur excellent recipe with the rest of us.And especially for showing me that the Kerala sambar is scrumptious in a different way!!!

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