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Sambar needs no introduction to Indians. A very nutritious dish which has the goodness of toor dal and assorted vegetables. It is served with rice, idli, dosa and pongal.Try this recipe and give us your feedback.


  • 1 1/2 cups Bottle gourd chopped
  • 1/4 cup Carrot chopped
  • 1 Bringle chopped
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Tur dal
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Finely chopped Onion
  • 1/2 cup Finely chopped Tomato
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 3~4 Dried Red chilies
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • Pinch of Asafetida
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp Sambar masala
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind pulp
  • Salt to taste
Sambar - Marathi Recipe


  • Take chopped bottle gourd, chopped carrot and chopped bringle into a pot.
  • Add water and put the pot into cooker.
  • Close the lid and cook on medium heat until 1 whistle. Take the pot out.
  • Take tur dal and wash it really good.
  • Add water, onion, tomato.
  • Close the lid and cook on medium heat until 3-4 whistles.
  • Beat the dal really good with beater and keep it aside.
  • Heat up oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and let them pop up.
  • Lower down the heat. Add cumin seeds, dried red chillies, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and sambar masala.
  • Fry the masala for a minute and add cooked dal, boiled veggies, tamarind pulp and salt to taste.
  • Mix well and add water to adjust the consistency.
  • Boil the sambar for 10 minutes. Sambar is already.
  • Sambar goes well with idly, dosa, uttapa, medu vada or even boiled rice.

Sambar - Marathi Recipe

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