Tiffan sambar( no dal)

This is my MIL s recipe. Before marriage for me, sambar means , only with dal . But this was new to me when I went to my husband’s home. This goes well with idli and dosa.

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Ingredients

Onion – 1/2 cup chopped

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt –  as required

Curry leaves – few

Coriander leaves – few

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Oil – 2 tsp

To grind

Coconut – 1/4 cup grated

Tomato – 1 medium sized

Roasted channa dal/ pottu kadalai – 2 tbsn

Dry Red chilli – 1

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Cinnamon – a small piece

Cloves – 2

Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp

Jeera – 1/2 tsp

Khus khus – 1/4 tsp

Ginger – a small piece

Garlic – 3 pods

Method

  • Grind all ingredients under ‘to grind’ except tomato to coarse.
  • Then add tomato and grind to smooth.
  • Heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard seeds.
  • Add onions and sauté till golden.
  • Then add ground coconut paste and required water.
  • Add turmeric powder.
  • Let it boil till raw smell goes.
  • Add required salt.
  • Add coriander leaves and switch off.
  • Serve with idli or dosa.

 

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Notes

  1. This sambar will thicken as boils, so add water accordingly.
  2. My dry red chilli is very spicy, so adjust yours as required.

 

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20 thoughts on “Tiffan sambar( no dal)

      1. Sure I will,I love any kinds of Sumber ,if I’m in a restaurant and having dosa or idly,I will ask for samber at least 3 to 4 times or until the person who is serving gets annoyed ..your Samber recipe is quite unique,loved it.😃

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