Chettinad Sambar

Published under: Sambar

A simple and tasty sambar recipe. Use any vegetable of choice.
Chettinad Sambar

Toor Dal – 1 cup
White Radish (or Drumsticks) – 200 gms (or use any other vegetable of choice)
Onions – 2, big
Tomatoes – 3 to 4 (depending on size)
Sambar Powder – 4 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Tamarind Extract – 1 cup
Salt as per taste
Curry Leaves – few
Coriander Leaves – few

For Tempering:
Oil – 2 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal – 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Asafoetida Powder – 1 tsp

1. Boil the toor dal with turmeric powder until mushy.
2. Finely chop the onions, radish and tomatoes.
3. Transfer to a pan and pour 4 cups of water. Place it over medium flame.
4. Bring to a boil.
5. Add the tamarind extract, sambar powder and salt.
6. Stir well and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
7. Add the cooked dal and mix. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
8. Fry the tempering ingredients in oil and add to the pan.
9. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
10. Garnish with coriander leaves and curry leaves.
11. Remove from flame.
12. Serve hot with rice.

image via Solai Chidambaram

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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