Aug 2, 2014

Vegetable Sambar Recipe / Veg Sambar Recipe

Sambar plays a important role in south indian menu..We make different types and different version of them suiting of the main dish which we have with it..And this sambar is made with a whole lot of veggies as well. I have quite a few of them here in my blog.
My all time favorite sambar is potato sambar, vallarai keerai sambar..You can check out all my other sambar recipes right here..

I have a separate sambar recipe to go with all my tiffin recipes..That sambar goes well with idlies, dosa or pongal..But this recipe is a special sambar recipe which whole lots of veggies which goes well with rice..

Can you believe that i still have quite a few sambar recipe to be posted here, like udupi sambar, kalyana sambar, arachuvitta sambar, drumstick sambar and so on..So keep checking my blog for those..And let me know if you give this a try...

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Serves : 5 to 6


Oil - 1 tblspn
Onion - 1 large peeled and chopped roughly
Tomato - 2 chopped
Green Chilli - 2 slit
Brinjal - 1 chopped
Carrot - 2 chopped
Beans - 6 chopped
Cucumber - 1 cup peeled and chopped
Ladysfinger - 4 chopped
Potato - 1 peeled and chopped
Raw Mango - 1 cup peeled and chopped
Raw Banana / Plantain - 1 peeled and chopped
Toor Dal / Tuvaram paruppu - 1 cup cooked
Sambar Powder - 3 tblspn or to taste
Salt to taste
Jaggery / Sarkarai - 2 tsp
Coriander Leaves a small handful finely chopped
Water as needed

For Tempering:
Coconut Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad Dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves  a sprig


Heat oil and add in onion, chilli and tomato. Saute it for 2 mins.

Add in all vegetables and saute it for 8 to 10 mins. 

Add in water, Cover it cook for 10 to 15 mins till the veggies is cooked.

Now add in cooked dal, sambar powder, salt and jaggery and mix well. Simmer this whole thing for 15 to 20 mins.

Now make tempering by heating oil and crackling all whole spices. Fry this for a min. Pour this over the sambar and mix well.

Add in coriander leaves and mix. Leave the pan covered till serving.


Take all your ingredients

Prepare all your veggies

Heat oil in a pot

Add in onions, green chillies and tomatoes

saute for a couple of mins

Add in all the veggies

Saute it 

I saute this for a good 8 to 10 mins

Add in water

mix well

cover and cook

now the veggies is done

Add in cooked toor dal

add in sambar powder

mix well

add in salt and jaggery

mix well and simmer for 15 to 20 mins

Heat coconut oil

add in mustard, urad dal, cumin seeds

now add in dry red chilli

some asafoetida

and come curry leaves

pour this over the sambar

this gives the master touch to the sambar

mix well

add in lots of chopped coriander leaves

mix well

cover the pot till serving



  1. Hello Aarthi... I love reading your blog and have tried a few receipies and they have turned out beautiful...

    For this reciepe the sambhar masala is the one available in markets??? Or is there some special way to make it???

  2. can use store bought or check my recipe

  3. Tried this sambar was so hubby loves it so much...thanks aarthi :)

  4. if we dont have jaggery than what we use???

  5. Hi aarthi, no need to add tamrind pulp?

  6. @Sangeethathe raw mango which i added made it sour. you can taste it and add tamarind if it needs

  7. @ Sangeetha either one will do, but tamarind is available round the year so go for it, but when Mango season comes try with Raw mango it gives a distinct punch to your taste buds.

    @Aarthi your energy level is gr8, I c regular recipes floating on nearly daily basis. Keep going u rock.

  8. Sounds like Nagercoil style sambhar. Very tasty. Thanks for sharing .

  9. The best sambhar ever! You are a genius Aarthi! Thank you so much for helping me SO much. Sending a big hug your way!

  10. Great blog Aarthi! I have just made sambhar masala using your recipe. Going to try this sambhar now. Minus the bhindi, plantain and raw mango as i can not get them here in scotland :( i studied with a konkani girl at uni and her mum used to make a narriyal chatni which was dark brown but i cant find a recipe for it. Would you happen to have a recipe for it?it would be much appreciated if you do.


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