Udipi Sambar – (Udupi Sambar)


Udipi Sambar - (Udupi Sambar)

Udipi Sambar (Udupi Sambar) A hot, spicy dal that acts as an accompaniment to dosas)
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Cook the red gram till done and mash well.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Add the methi seeds and fry till light red.
  • Add 1/2 tsp black gram and fry till it too is light red.
  • Add the red chillies and coriander seeds and fry till well roasted.
  • Add curry leaves and grated coconut and fry for a few minutes.
  • When cool, grind in a mixer to a fine paste, adding a little water.
  • Clean and peel the onions (keeping them whole).
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds.
  • When they splutter, add 1/2 tsp black gram and asafoetida and fry for a minute.
  • Add sambhar onions, green chillies and curry leaves.
  • Also add vegetables of your choice.
  • Fry well till you get a nice aroma.
  • Add a little water, cover and cook till the vegetables are done.
  • Soak the tamarind in a little water and extract the pulp.
  • Add it to the cooked vegetables.
  • Bring it to a boil.
  • Add salt and jaggery and cook till the raw smell of tamarind disappears.
  • Add the mashed dal and the ground masala paste.
  • Mix well, add a little water if required.
  • Simmer Udipi Sambar (Udupi Sambar) for a couple of minutes.
  • :- Serve Udipi Sambar (Udupi Sambar) hot with rice or dosa.
  • :- Can add vegetables like lady fingers, brinjals, pumpkin and drumsticks to the Udipi Sambar.
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