Mixed Vegetable Sambar
2-3 Servings ~ 20-25 minutes

Vegetable Sambar

Sambar is a comfort food for most south Indian vegetarians. South Indian families use different veggies to make sambar, Veggies are either combined together or cooked alone for the sambar.

In this particular variety, we are using different vegetables. Try this…you don’t need to cook a separate side dish as this already contains so many veggies.


½ Cup Toor Dal
1 Cup Mixed Vegetables (Carrot, Beans, Capsicum, Cauliflower, Peanuts, Brinjal etc.)
¼ Tsp Turmeric powder
1 Tsp Tamarind pulp
1 – 1 ¼ Tsp Sambar Powder (Can also use Red Chillies powder and coriander powder instead)
1 Tsp Grated Coconut (Optional)
¼ Tsp Mustard
5-6 Curry Leaves
1 Tbsp Coriander leaves (Optional)
1 Tsp Jaggery/Sugar
Salt to taste
1 Tsp Oil


– Cook Toor dal and peanuts along with turmeric powder in 1 1/2 cup water till soft (if using pressure cooker – cook for 2 whistles – 1 on high and 1 on low). Mash the dal lightly.
– Cook vegetables separately with little salt.
– Add tamarind pulp, sambar powder, salt and the cooked vegetables to the cooked dal.
– Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard, then add curry leaves to it. Add this to the cooked dal.
– Add the grated coconut and the coriander leaves.
– Boil the mixture for 5-8 minutes.
– Enjoy with white rice.

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  1. Hi, thanks for posting this. Since moving out of my inlaws place to this city, I have been having difficulties in cooking our day to day meal. Now that I have been cooking many of your recipes since last some months, life is easier for me and my hubby is loving the dishes. Thanks a ton.

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