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Sundakka (Turkey Berry) Sambhar

Sundakkai Sambar / Pachai Sundakai Recipe. sundakkai sambar recipe is a tasty and healthy south Indian sambar, it goes well with idly, dosa rice and pongal.
Prep Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 3 people


  • sundakka 1 cup
  • dal 1 cup
  • tomato 2 no.
  • small onion 1/2 cup
  • red chili 2 no.
  • garlic 3 no.
  • salt to taste
  • turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • sambar powder 2 tsp
  • tamarind water 1/2 cup
  • oil 4 tsp
  • castor oil 1 tsp
  • mustard 1/2 tsp
  • broken urad dal 1/4 tsp
  • cumin seed 1/4 tsp
  • asafoetida 2 pinch
  • curry leaves 1 bunch
  • coriander leaves to garnish


  • clean and wash 5 times the sundakka
  • in a pressure cooker add dal, salt, turmeric powder, castor oil, garlic and one tomato and allow for 3 whistle
  • chop the small onion, tomato and red chili
  • soak the sundakka in tamarind water for 1/2 hour
  • in a pan heat the oil and temper the mustard, broken urad dal, cumin seed, asafoetida and curry leaves
  • add onion and red chili and saute it until the onion turn into golden brown
  • add tomato and mix well
  • add sundakka and tamarind water and mix well
  • add little water and allow to cook for 5 mins in medium flame
  • add sambar powder and salt and mix well and allow to cook for 5 mins
  • transfer sundakka into boiled and mix well
  • add 2 glass of water and allow to cook until the sundakka get cooked
  • now sundakka sambar is ready
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