How to make lunch sambar in Tamil – Basic sambar seimurai

Basic sambar recipe
How to make lunch sambar in Tamil – Basic sambar

Welcome to Thamil virundhu. This is the basic South Indian sambar recipe for beginners, you can follow this recipe with any vegetables like radish, brinjal, drumstick, beans etc., Some vegetables like bitter melon, okra won’t be suitable for this recipe. Now let us learn to make this basic sambhar. ( Seivathu eppadi endra Tamil video ingu inaikkapattullathu )

Toor dal / red gram / thuvaram paruppu – 1/4 cup

Tomato – 2
Beans – 10 no.
Carrot, potato, brinjal – 1 no. in each
Bottle gourd – few pieces ( you can choose any vegetables )
Green chilli – 1
Dry chilli – 2
Onion – 1/4 cup
Garlic – 2 no.
Jaggery – small cube
Tamarind – small pulp
Mustard seed – 3/4 tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
( Instead of these spices you can use 3 tsp of ready made sambar powder like MTR, Shakthi, etc..,)
Chilli pdr & coriander pdr – 1 tsp each
Cumin & fennel seed pdr – 1/2 tsp each
Asafoetida & turmeric pdr – pinch
Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
1. Cook toor dal till it becomes mushy, set aside.
2. Make tomato puree from a tomato to get nice colour for sambar.
3. Heat a kadai with 2 tsp of oil , crackle mustard seed and urad dal.  Then saute curry leaves, green chilli, garlic, onion, dry chilli  till you get light colour change.
4. Now add all vegetables with sauteed ingredients. Add tomato puree, spices, salt, jaggery, tamarind water and required water.
5. Add these mixture with cooked toor dal and let it cook for 2 pressure sounds.
6. Garnish sambar with corinader leaves, Now you have learnt this basic sambar recipe.

Written by: Kannathal chinniah

2 thoughts on “How to make lunch sambar in Tamil – Basic sambar seimurai

  1. Hi,
    I have prepared this sambar many times and I love it. I have a doubt,you mentioned 1 tsp for powder ,is it general measuring spoon or normal spoon. In video, it look like more than 1 tsp(measuring spoon measurement)

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