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Udupi Sambhar Recipe

Udupi Sambhar is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Friday, 26 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 4.5 based on 100 votes


  • Tuvar dal - 2 cups
  • Tamarind - A large lemon-sized ball
  • Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Red Chillies - 4-5
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - A pinch
  • Coconut (fresh) - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 4 sprigs
  • 4 tbsp - chopped Coriander leaves
  • 1 cup - mixed vegetables (brinjal, French beans etc.) cut into pieces.
  • Jaggery - a medium-sized chunk
  • How to Make Udupi Sambhar:

    1. Cook dal in water till soft and smash it well till grains break up partly, so that a smooth paste forms.
    2. Take a kadai, heat oil in it then add onions and vegetables.
    3. Then add turmeric, salt, coriander leaves, 2 sprigs of curry leaves and a little water. Cook and keep aside.
    4. Roast coriander, fenugreek seeds, red chillies and asafoetida. Cool it and grind it with coconut and tamarind with a little water to a smooth paste.
    5. Add water to make paste into a pouring consistency to mix it in the dal.
    6. Now add the dal mixture to the cooked vegetable and boil it for 2 mins.
    7. Then take a small pan, heat oil in it, add mustard and curry leaves. When it splutters, add this tempering to the sambhar.
    8. Check the seasoning. Serve hot with dosas.


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