Udipi Sambar


Udipi Sambar

Veggies cooked with freshly prepared sambar powder and roasted coconut paste
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Karnataka
Servings 4 people


Dry roast and grind to a fine paste:-


  • Heat oil in a vessel.
  • Add asafoetida followed by shallots, green chillies and half the curry leaves. SautT until the onions become a little transparent and glossy.
  • Add the vegetables of your choice and turmeric powder.
  • Cook covered until the vegetables are properly cooked. :-If not adding any veggies, then add more onions.
  • Add the tamarind pulp and cook covered until the raw smell of the tamarind goes off.
  • Add the ground coconut paste, jaggery and salt to taste. Add more water if necessary.
  • Once the mixture comes to a boil add the cooked thoor dhal and mix well. Check for salt. :- The sambar should not be too thick nor too watery.
  • When the sambar just begins to boil, switch off the stove. :- Make sure you don¦t boil the sambar after adding the thoor dhal coz the dhal will lose its soft texture.
  • Heat a tsp of oil in a small kadai.
  • Add the mustard seeds and once they pop, add the remaining curry leaves and the dry red chillies.
  • Pour this over the sambar.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • :- Serve hot with idli, dosa or plain rice.
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Response (6)
  1. s
    sudha July 9, 2008

    its really good

  2. s
    sumi November 4, 2006

    wonderful recipe….tastes very good…..keep posting.

  3. s
    sarala December 24, 2006

    the recipe was too good

  4. s
    smitha December 4, 2009

    very good

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