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South Indian Vegetable Sambar

Cuisine: Indian


  • 1 cup Toor Dal
  • 1/ 4 cup Coconut (grated)
  • 3 Red chilies
  • 1 Green Pepper (cut into pieces)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Tomato (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Tamarind Paste
  • 1 Pinch hing/ Asefatida
  • 2 tsp Chana dal / Split Bengal gram
  • 3 tsp Dhania/Coriander seeds
  • Pinch of turmeric Powder
  • Coriander leaves
  • 3 tsp Salt



  1. Wash toor dal and boil it with 3 cups of water.
  2. Fry chana dal, hing, dhania/coriander seeds and red chilies for few minutes.
  3. Add grated coconut and fry again.
  4. Grind the mixture with sufficient water.
  5. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry green peppers.
  6. Boil vegetables, tomatoes, tamarind paste, turmeric and salt in water.
  7. Add to it the mixture of third step and cook again for 5 minutes.
  8. Add boiled dal to it and again boil it.
  9. Meanwhile fry the mustard seeds and onions.
  10. Add the above contents along with coriander leaves to the mixture and mix well.
  11. Sambar is ready to serve. 



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