Onam Recipes - Sambar /Varutharacha Sambar/ Kannur Sambar

Kerala Sambar / Varutharacha Sambar - Here is how Samabar is prepared in Malabar side using roasted coconut.

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  • 1/2 cup daal
  • 1 potato
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 raw banana
  • 1/2 snake guard
  • 1 or 2 drumsticks
  • tamarind, 1 lemon size ball soaked in water
  • 1 large tomato
  • 2 to 3 okra
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder

Preparation of Sambar masala
  • 3/4 cup grated coconut
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 tbs coriander powder
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad daal
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 tsp  whole pepper
  • a smaall piece cinnamon stick
  •  2 curry leaves
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 garlic

To Garnish 

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds


    Chop all vegetables (Use vegetables of your choice). Pressure cook daal adding turmeric powder, chilli
powder and salt along with vegetables except okra, tomatoes and drumsticks for up to 2 whistles. Meanwhile dry roast the coconuts till brown along with ingredients listed under grind. Grind  to a fine paste adding  water
if needed. Add this to the cooked daal. Add okra, drumsticks and tomatoes, cook till soft. Add tamarind water, cook on low for 5 to 10 minutes till gravy is slightly thickened. Heat 1 tbs of coconut oil in other pan. Splutter mustard seeds followed by cumin seeds, red chillies, curry leaves. Add  asafoetida in same oil, roast and pour everything into the sambar. Adjust salt and add a piece of jaggeri . Serve with Kuthari rice, idli, dosa etc.

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Poornima Nair said...

Love sambar. Looks delicious!

Priti said...

That's yummy sambar ...looks delicious

Rumana Rawat said...

Lovely sambar:)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Delicious flavourful sambar

Priya said...

Very much inviting and comforting sambar..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Super aromatic... always love arachivitta sambar!!
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Nitha said...

delicious sambar

Prathibha said...

delicios sambar..looks yumm

Chitra said...

Looks delicious. Must be flavorful :)

divya said...

Very much inviting and comforting sambar..

Debs @ The Spanish Wok said...

Oh yum, this looks so delicious.

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