• Yield: 1
  • Servings: 5
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Ready In: 20m


Famous Traditional south india vegetable soup


1/2 kg of Vegetables
100 g of Daal
2 no of Tomato
1 no of Onion
1 cup of Tamarind juice(from a lemon sized tamarind)
1 spn. of Turmeric powder
2 spn. of Red Chilly powder
1 1/2 spn. of Coriander powder
1/6 spn. of cumin powder(Optional)
1/8 spn. of Fenugreek powder
3 no of Finely chopped small onion(Shallots)
1 spn. of Oil
1/4 spn. of Asofetida
1 spn. of Mustard seeds
1 spn. of Cumin seeds(optional)
4 no of Red chilli
2 springs of Curry leaves
Salt as required


Step 01

Wash and cut the vegetables in to medium 3 inch pieces

Step 02

Pressure cook dal along with vegetables(except ladies finger and drumstick),chopped tomato,onion,turmeric powder and salt.

Step 03

Add tamarind juice,ladies finger and asofoetida. Cook again till 1 whistle.

Step 04

Heat oil in a pan.Splutter mustard seeds,cumin seeds,dal,red chilli,finely chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves.

Step 05

Add finely chopped small onion and saute for 1 min.

Step 06

Add turmeric powder,chilly powder,coriander powder and cumin powder and fenugreek powder(or you can use sambar powder(2 S)) saute for 1 min.

Step 07

Add this seasoning to the curry.Add salt if needed.Cover the lid and cook for 5 min

Step 08

Instant sambar is now ready to serve.

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