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Friday, February 18, 2011

Tiffin-sambar-recipe

         This sambar is a perfect side dish for Idli,pongal and dosa too..I make this very often and now hooked to this recipe standardly,as my kid always wants sambar for idly/dosa.. I like it best with pongal .

Ingredients:

Moong dal/paasi paruppu 1/3 cup
Onion,chopped 1/2 cup
Tomato 1 no.
Green chillies 2 nos.
Brinjal,small 2 nos.
potato 1 no.
carrot,small 1 no.
Tamarind extract 1 tblsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida 1/8 tsp
Jaggery 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves,chopped 2 tblsp
Curry leaves few
Salt and water as needed
Sambar powder: Roast in 1/2 tsp oil and powder coarsely
Channa dal/kadalai paruppu 1 &1/2 tblsp
Coriander seeds 1 & 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilli 3-4 nos
Fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp

sambar-powder-fresh-ground

To Temper :
Oil/Ghee 2-3 tsp
Mustard 3/4 tsp
Jeera 1 tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp

hotel-style-sambar

   Method:

  1. Pressure cook dal for 3 whistles,mash and keep aside.Chop onion,vegetables,,tomatoes,slit green chillies.
  2. Heat kadai/pan with oil/ghee and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table in order.
  3. Add onion and fry till transparent. Add the vegetables and tomato together and fry in medium flame for 2 minutes.Add little salt while frying for easy cooking of the vegetables.
  4. fry
  5. Add required water and the tamarind and boil till the vegetables get cooked.Add the curry leaves,coriander leaves,salt, asafoetida and jaggery. Lastly add the sambar powder and bring to boil.
  6. boil,add sambar powder
  7. Add the cooked dal and mix well.Adjust water as needed to get a sambar consistency. Bring to boil and garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. add dhal, boil
Serve with idly/dosa or pongal or you can have it with mini idlies as I did that day for dinner Smile ! Top with sesame oil or ghee if desired..

mini-idli-sambar-tiffin


Notes:
  • The sambar is very mild,so perfect for kids,my son loves this!
  • Add tamarind less as mentioned,that’s the speciality of this sambar..

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94 comments:

  1. love the last picture raks! and that's the same bucket as mine, you were right!! :D i bought mine in trichy! nee?

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  2. The bucket is so cutee...love this Sambar..reminded of Indian weddings!!

    Gayu
    http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

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  3. Woww super sambar, that bowl of mini idlies and sambar makes me hungry Raji..

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  4. wow i love those mini idlies n sambhar..

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  5. Loved that bucket dear...very cute..:)
    I do my tiffin sambar with a combination of moong and toor dal and I make sure that I add few selective vegetables get the flavor what we get in hotels...I just loved the color of sambar....loooks very tempting...

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  6. luv the bowl of mini idlis with sambhar,wish i could eat this now

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  7. hot sambar with spongy idlis makes me drool.cute bucket and nice clicks.will try ur version of sambhar soon.

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  8. Me in SG,Jyothi stores Nags :)

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  9. Sambar looks very tempting...luved the last pic very much! enaku cone dosai epo soli thara....supera iruku paaka oru flight anupu ipove varen sapida ;)

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  10. looks tempting, sambhar vali is very cute. Lovely presentation, lovely clicks ..... I also make this sambhar. It tastes good .

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  11. nice one..should try making this one for my son with mini idlis..lovely clicks.

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  12. I have been seeing that bucket ( bowl in lots os blogs and i am in lovr with it, i am going to try this sambar soon.

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  13. wow ...lovely clicks I do the same way ..love all ur photos ..makes me hungry ..

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  14. Love all the pics..sambar looks yum!

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  15. I keep cumg back to ur page to look at the last pic...:-) looks soo inviting...Drooling here...

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  16. Lovely and cute bucket. Like the bucket more than the sambhar.

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  17. wow raji!! superah irukku pics....sambharum idlyum haha nalla combo...

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  18. All the pics looks so gud ... DH likes sambar idly than with idli with chutney ..will try this...

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  19. I love Mooooooooooooong sambar so so much and this is the way exactly i too do and it tastes like hotel sambar. And the spice mixture which i make is also same of that 4 ingredients. Never tried with pongal..I used to make for idli and DOsa..next time i will try making this for pongal too.

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  20. Ada dhool.. andha bucket is becoming famous now ;)

    Love the last pic and I am simply drooling :)

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  21. The moong dal sambhar looks yum. And as usual the presentation and the clicks are great :)

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  22. Moong sambar looks so tempting and delicious. Must have tasted yummy.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  23. WOW the sambar is looking so good... i would love to eat some of those drunken idlis :)

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  24. Wow this yummy sambar,loved the presentation...Very nice!

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  25. I make this often with ven pongal too - so quick and tasty.
    Such fascinating pics Raks.

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  26. moong daal sambar is too good....I make it from time to time, as my hubby isn't that fond of it....but i surely love it!
    Smitha
    http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

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  27. too good..lovely click...so tempting

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  28. The kutti bucket looks so cute and the picture is so good.great job!!!

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  29. I too make something similar to go with my idli & dosas. Lovely bucket & great pictures.

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  30. Loved the last pic... Will tempt anyone who sees it..

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  31. Delicious sambar, healthy and inviting breakfast..Beautiful clicks dear.

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  32. Killing me Raks...droolingggggg Delicious..Like the paper dosa..... ;)

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  33. wow... you always rocks.... and its 2 am now and i am feeling hungry after seeing your idli sambar....

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  34. sambar looks delicious espcially dunken idly is perfect

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  35. Never made sambar with moongdal sounds very delicious and each and every picture of your made me hungry lovely post dear.

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  36. The sambar looks fantastic. Superb!!! :)

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  37. wow, what a lovely looking sambhar, love the color and presentation. And, never used moong dal, so a great idea.

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  38. wow.. beautiful presentation.. feels like I just ate idlis and dosas with your yummy flavorful sambhar.!

    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  39. WOW tempting pictures.... love this sambar with idli/dosa ofcourse venpongal...

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  40. Yummy!! Ur making me hungry..awesome clicks.

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  41. looking so delicious..

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  42. எனக்கும் மிகவும் பிடித்த சாம்பார்...கத்திரிக்காய் சேர்த்து செய்து இருக்கின்றேன்...ஆனால் இதில் கேரட் எல்லாம் சேர்த்து செய்தது கிடையாது...பார்க்கும் பொழுதே பொங்கலுடன் சாப்பிட தோனுது...படங்கள் அழகு..

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  43. hi rajeshwari,

    first time here and it feels so good when you drop into such a wonderful blog with awesome collection of recipes and droolworthy pics.. appreciate your efforts.. love to follow u!

    http://rasoithekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  44. Sambar looks very tempting..Lovely Presentation! Drooling pics.Awesome!

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  45. love this sambar a lot..
    looks perfect and delicious..
    wonderful presentation with beautiful clicks dear:)

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  46. Raji the sambar in the bucket reminds of hotel sambar. Loved the clicks very much. keep rocking.

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  47. Tempting and yummy sambar...love the bucket!!

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  48. Hi Rajeswari, that's one mouthwatering display of dishes. Loved the first pic and the one with the mini idlis soaked in sambar.

    This is my first time in your space. I just glimpsed through a couple of recipes and I loved it. Very appealing pics too. Gonna follow you :)

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  49. Sambhar in any form is welcome .. the hot vapours looks perfect ..

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  50. wow Raji tasty sambar and beautiful clicks..(bucket also)...

    kurinjikathambam

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  51. This really looks delicious. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  52. wow mouthwatering... yummmy..... Dosa , idly sambar kalakal... bucket looks cute...

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  53. I never made sambar with moong dhal, hehe love the bucket like hotel :)

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  54. sambar looks delicious and healthy lovely picture

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  55. Lovely sambar for breakfast.

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  56. Wow.. Such a beautiful looking sambar, the pictures gorgeously tempting raks...

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  57. Tempting pictures Raks, especially sambar in bucket :D

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  58. Hai Rajeshwari

    Mouthwatering Sambar. Lovely pictures...

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  59. Looks Lovley Raji:)....what tempting pics:)

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  60. I must try this, the pics are tempting me to do so.

    FOODELICIOUS

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  61. Dosai nna, last pic la irukkarathu thaan! nanum podarenea;)

    Hotel sambhar per la mattum illa, pics layum theriyuthu!!

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  62. wanna taste now with my hot soft idlies..:)
    love d awesome click Raks..
    Tasty appetite

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  63. The more I scroll through your pics the hungrier I get..awesome recipe n presentation :)


    US Masala

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  64. nice clicks raks...
    I love sambar with moong dal...This looks so yummy and i wanna grab that bowl with idli..yumm!!

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  65. Love the Sambar pail and the pictures as you've heard already SO many times are too tempting! Excellent post

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  66. Nice idea of making the tiffin sambar with pasu paruppu and my DH luvs it so much... U r clicking the food in best angels...Ur photography skills r more much interesting day by day,Teach me some :)

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  67. Hi Raks..I tried this yesterday with dosa and it was awesome..the best part my husband loved it..Thanks u..

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  68. Thanks so much Sathya for trying and the prompt feedback! :) Glad you both loved it!

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  69. Loved this recipe. My husband is a south Indian and he said it was superb. We had it with idli's for lunch. Better than my m-in-laws sambar. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  70. Hi Raks,
    This recipe helped me a lot when my mixie went repair and this side dish amused my hubby very well. It is yummy

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  71. Hi Raks,
    First, so glad I found your site for south indian recipes. LOVE the step by step pictures.
    Noticed the sambhar powder ingredients in this recipe are with less ingredients (toor dal, pepper corns, jeera and turmeric powder are missing) than in your sambhar powder recipe on the side. Is that on purpose? Does this tiffin sambhar not need those other ingredients? Want to make some so wanted to find out before making.
    Also, do you have a recipe for the red tomato chutney served in Tamilnadu with Dosa/Idli?
    Thank You

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  72. Hi sne,

    Yes the sambar powder in the side bar is for day to day use and is a tiny bit different, for freshly ground we add just these mentioned. Do try this way, it will be a hit for sure!

    I have two chutneys :
    Onion Tomato Chutney
    Tomato chutney
    Hope you like it.

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  73. Hi Raks,

    Thank you so much for the recipe!!Made it with hot idlis..Came out very well!! :)

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  74. Hi Raks,

    Made this sambar it came out really well!!Reminded me of the smanbar that you get in saravana bhavan in chennai!!Sluurrp!!Thank you so much :)

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  75. Hi, I made this sambar today with dosa and it was absolutely delicious. I recently came across your blog and tried some of your recipes, and none of them have gone wrong..Great job there! Keep it coming!!

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  76. I made this sambar today. It was exceptional!!! Thank you so much for this recipe. The only mild modifications I made were the choice of vegetables (Skipped Eggplant) and I mixed Moong and Toor dal for the base. I loved the recipe and the others as well. Lovely step by step and final pictures too. Please keep them coming :)

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  77. Thank you so much Divya, poornima and Rama for your feedback :)

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  78. Hi Raks

    I tried this sambar today. It was too good and a Perfect combination for idli and dosai.

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  79. Hi Raks,

    Was googling for Tiffin Sambar and i just loved this one. So tempting. Just a doubt not about the sambar but about the cone dosa. Can you share some tips about it? And is the glass bowl kept on stove.

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    1. Hi, make thin dosa as you make regularly and once cooked, using a knife or kitchen scissor, cur halfway through the dosa like drawing a radius of a circle. Then Roll with the cut end to make cone dosa. I will soon update a video or pictorial for it. Thanks for asking.

      Yes its glass corning ware. Its called VISIONS.

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  80. Hi Raks,

    I tried the sambar...it was really yummy......my family enjoyed it....especially my son...thanks for the recipe....

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  81. Hi raks,

    I tried the sambar ...it was really yummy.....my family enjoyed it ,,,thanks for the recipe...

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  82. Instead of potato, pieces of 1 cup bottle gourd (lauki)can be added.Fry some 8-10 Whole green chilli - slit in little oil till it changes with white spots and add after STEP - 4 and bring it to boil.Instead of chopped onion long and thin onion pieces can be use. A spoon of sugar crystal too can be added. Whole this your recipe with above changes makes this SAMBHAR a famous kitty party recipe of my society. And it is always discussed in every Kitty party known as my Mammy's SAMBHAR.

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  83. I have to tell you that your webpage has become my "one stop shop" for all my cooking..all the reccipes are mouthwatering and their pictures are too good too..keep blogging..

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  84. Hi raks,
    I found you couple of weeks back and I am hooked. All your recipes look simple and delicious. I tried couple of your recipes and bothe came out well. Veg momos and veg fried rice. Thank you. Keep blogging new recipes.
    Reg this sambar, I have a ques: you have mentioned jaggery in the ingredients list, but did you add it while cooking? Should we add or not?

    Will stay tuned to your posts.

    Thanks
    Lavanya

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    1. Looks like I have missed it in the steps. Will edit to add, thanks for pointing out :)

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  85. I tried the recipe yesterday.. And the taste was wonderfull. Thanks for the recipe.
    Please change "To season" to "To temper".. I got confused when I read it first.

    You are maintaining the site very well with detailed picture. The effort must be appreciated.. Once again a big THANKS..

    Nimmy Satheesh..

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  86. Wowww...yummy recipe...gotta try it tomorrow, but could u pls tell how many servings is this recipe?

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  87. Can you tell me what spice grinder you use and where I can get it in the US?

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    1. I use Panasonic mixie in this post.

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  88. Hi raks
    We have to use shallots or big onion??? We keralites use shallots for sambar..here which type of onion.we have to use??? Pls help..

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    1. I this particular recipe, I have used big onion. But shallots works best and gives great flavor.

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