Hotel Sambar Recipe

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Small Onion – 200 gms, peeled

Tomato – 2, cut

Tamarind – small lemon sized amount

Toor Dal – 1/2 cup

Green Chillies – 3

Sugar or Jaggery – 1 tsp

Turmeric Powder – a pinch

Salt to taste

Oil – as required

For Masala (Roast in a little oil and grind to powder)

Channa Dal – 1 tsp

Coriander Seeds – 3 tsp

Red Chillies – 4

Asafoetida – a pinch

Poppy Seeds – 1 tsp

Jeera – 1/2 tsp

Pepper – 1/2 tsp

For Seasoning:

Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp

Red Chillies – 2

Curry Leaves – few

Chopped Coriander Leaves for garnishing


1. Pressure cook toor dal.

2. Keep aside.

3. Shallow fry onions with tomato and green chillies.

4. Extract tamarind in 3 cups of water.

5. Boil the fried onions in this, till done.

6. Add turmeric powder, salt and ground masala.

7. Boil for a few more minutes.

8. Now mix the cooked toor dal and sugar.

9. Boil for a few more minutes.

10. Serve hot.

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One thought on “Hotel Sambar

  1. mahalakshmi said on November 4, 2009 at 4:42 am

    hotel sambhar really tastes good.
    i enjoyed preparing and my family enjoyed eating hotel sambhar

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