Sambar - South Indian Curry - Recipe By Archana - Vegetarian Main Course In Marathi

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Nov. 24, 2016

Learn how to make restaurant style Sambar - a popular South Indian lentil vegetable curry from our chef Archana on Ruchkar Mejwani. Sambar is served with Dosa, Idli, Uttappa Rice as a main course dish for lunch / dinner.


Toor daal 250 Gram
Onion 1 , chop
Tomato 1 , chop
Drumsticks 2 , chop
Eggplants 3 , chop
Bottle gourd 1 , chop
Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
Curry leaves 20
Dry red chillies 3
Fenugreek seeds 8
Tamarind pulp 1 Teaspoon
Sambar masala 1 Tablespoon
Masala mix 1 Teaspoon
Oil 3 Tablespoon
Coriander leaves 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)



1. In a pan heat some oil.

2. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, dry red chillies, fenugreek seeds & coriander leaves. Give a stir.

3. Add chopped onion, tomato, sambar masala & salt. Mix everything well.

4. Add chopped drumsticks, egg plant, bottle gourd & water. Mix well.

5. Cover it with a lid and let the vegetables cook for 10 minutes.

6. Then add tamarind pulp, mix masala, sambar masala & dal. Add little water & mix well.

7. Let the sambar simmer for 5 minutes.


8. Sambar is ready to be served.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 6