Jan 28, 2015

Bachelor Sambar Recipe / Instant Sambar without Dal

I shared this bachelor sambar powder recipe in my previous post and without any delay i am sharing a simple sambar which can be made using that powder. This sambar has no dal or tamarind in it, so it fit a perfect title of bachelor sambar. But when you taste this sambar you will never find any difference at all. It taste just as good as normal sambar which you make.

Similar Recipe,

Bachelor Sambar Powder
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Potato Sambar
Vegetable Sambar
Pumpkin Sambar

I made a simple sambar using onions and tomatoes, but you can add any veggies in this. But the main thing is you need a good amount of onions and tomatoes to make this, because that what makes it very tasty, since you dont add any extra tamarind.

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Serves : 4 to 6


Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal / Uludu Paruppu - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - a pinch
Curry leaves - a sprig
Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
Green Chilli - 1 slit
Tomato - 2 large sliced
Bachelor Sambar Powder - 2 to 3 tblspn (RECIPE)
Salt to taste
Sugar / Jaggery - 1/2 tsp
Water as needed
Coriander leaves a handful chopped finely


Heat oil in a pot. Add in mustard, urad dal, asafoetida and curry leaves. Let it sizzle for a min or so.

Add in onions and green chillies along with some salt. Saute till it gets soft.

Add in tomatoes and mix well. Add in sambar powder and mix well.

Pour in water and bring it to a boil.

Add in some sugar. Cover and simmer this for 10 mins.

Add in coriander leaves and mix well. Serve with rice, idli or dosa..

First Make this Sambar Powder..Click Image for Recipe
Now heat oil in a pot

Add in little mustard, urad dal and asafoetida

Add in some curry leaves

Now add in some onions and green chillies

and some salt

cook till onions get soft

add in sliced tomatoes

mix well..once it turns little mushy

add in the instant sambar powder

mix that well

now pour in water

mix well

add little sugar to balance the taste

bring it to boil

cover and simmer for 10 mins

Ta da sambar done.

dont forget to add a good amount of chopped coriander leaves

mix well 

serve with rice, idli or dosa..


  1. wow instant sambar...never thought makng sambar will b soo easy. ..can we put vegetables in it..?

  2. @sabaYes u can add any veggies in this..Add it after sauteing tomatoes and cook till it is done then add powder and cook.

  3. Good Morning dear,

    My my what receipes u have here. Hats off to your patience to jot down step by step procedures that also for each receipe.

    I have a request, if possible, can u please post a receipe for Gujarati Sweet Mango Picke. The colour of the pickle is dark brown in colour and the taste is toooooooo good.

    I had this long back from one of my friends tiffin.

    God bless you for your lovely work.



  4. it nice aarthi.i tried it .came out very well ma

  5. The sambar powder has both dal and tamarind in it. That should be called out. We wont get same consistency with regular sambar powder.


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