Aug 17, 2015

Coconut Sambar Recipe - Thengai Arachuvitta Sambar Recipe - Onam Sadya Recipes

This is a sambar recipe which i make occasionally. It is a kind of different one because of the addition of coconut in this. It taste really really good and this is a kind of thick sambar recipe and goes great with rice, idli, dosa or anything you name it..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Serves : 4


Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu - 1/2 cup washed
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1.5 cup

For Seasoning:
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Curry leaves a sprig
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/2 tsp

For Sambar:
Onions or Shallots - 1 large sliced or 10 peeled
Green Chillies - 2 slit
Tomatoes - 1 large chopped
Potato - 1 peeled and cubed
Carrot - 1 chopped
Beans - 6 chopped
Cucumber- 1small chopped
Ladies Finger / Okra - 5 chopped
Tamarind Pulp - 2 tblspn or to taste
Salt to taste
Sugar or Jaggery - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 2 tblspn
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Coconut - 1/2 cup grated and ground with water
Coriander leaves a handful chopped
Water as needed


Cook dal with turmeric and water till done. Mash well and set aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add all seasoning ingredients and let them sizzle.

Add in onions, chillies and tomatoes mix well.

Add in all the veggies and toss well. Sprinkle little salt and sugar. Mix well.

Add in the spice powders and mix well.

Pour in water, tamarind water and mix well. Cook till the veggies are done. 

Add in dal and coconut mix. Mix well and simmer for few more mins.

Add in coriander leaves and mix well


Take all your ingredients

I cooked some toor dal, just add little turmeric and cook them

mash well
Take coconut in a blender

puree till smooth, set aside

Heat oil in a pan

add in little mustard, urad dal and cumin seeds

add little asafoetida

add in onions and chillies

saute them well

add in tomatoes

cook that for few mins

add in all the veggies..I added potatoes, ladies finger, carrots, cucumbers and beans

toss well
sprinkle little salt and sugar

mix well

add in spice powders

stir that in

keep cooking for few mins

add in water

mix well

add tamarind water

cover and cook till veggies are done

mix well

add in cooked dal

mix well

simmer for few mins

then add in coconut mix

mix well

simmer for few more mins

add a good handful of chopped coriander leaves and mix well



  1. Dear sister,

    Whenever we are adding coconut in any food we can't consume it for next day. But how about adding tamarind along with coconut. Can we keep that for 1 or 2 days?


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