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Instant tiffin sambar recipe | side dish for idli | dosa

by Jeyashris Kitchen
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INSTANT TIFFIN SAMBAR

SAMBAR WITHOUT DAL

I have already posted the recipe of Tiffin sambar , but  few weeks ago when i went for an outing with my friends the topic of instant sambar came. Suddenly i remembered that i have tried an instant sambar long back from Rohini’s space. But since i forgot that recipe i searched in her blog again and made the instant tiffin sambar again and enjoyed with idlis . After a break rohini has started blogging again. Follow Jeyashri’s Kitchen on Facebook to recipe updates.
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instant tiffin sambar

CARROT 1/2
TOMATO 2
SHALLOTS(SMALL ONIONS) 4-5
TAMARIND EXTRACT 3 TBLSP
CORIANDER SEEDS 1 TBLSP
RED CHILLI 2
POTTUKADALAI | CHUTNEY DAL|ROASTED GRAM 2 TBLSP
OIL 2 TSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
WATER AS NEEDED
SALT AS NEEDED
TURMERIC POWDER 1/4 TSP
CURRY LEAVES | CORIANDER LEAVES FEW

INSTANT SAMBAR

METHOD:

  • Chop the tomatoes and carrots and  peel the skin of the shallots.

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  • In a pan, add a tsp of oil and roast the coriander seeds(dhania),red chilli and 2-3 shallots.
  • When it turns brown add half portion  of the chopped tomatoes and saute in a medium flame till the tomatoes becomes soft.
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  • Allow it to cool and and grind it into a smooth paste adding the pottukadalai (roasted gram)to it.
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  • In a pan, add oil and throw in the mustard seeds and when it splutters add in the remaining shallots and when they are slightly brown add the remaining half of the chopped tomatoes.
  • Now add the carrots and saute for a minute and add the tamarind extract and add 2 cups of water. Add salt and turmeric powder.
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  • Allow it to boil for few minutes till the carrot becomes soft.
  • Add the ground spice mix to it and before adding the ground masala dilute it with 1/2 cup of water.

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  • Allow this to boil and garnish with curry leaves and coriander leaves.
  • If you find the sambar is thick just add water to dilute it and bring it to a boil.
  • Serve it hot with Idli | dosa | pongal.

instant tiffin sambar

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53 comments

GEETHA ACHAL October 1, 2012 - 1:45 am

wow…super and tempting easy sambar…My mom used to make it too..

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Torviewtoronto October 1, 2012 - 2:12 am

aromatic delicious looking sambar

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RENU October 1, 2012 - 2:44 am

jeyashree….wow so tasty…i love this bowl too……..so cute.delicious.

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sowmya's creative saga October 1, 2012 - 2:53 am

looks yumm and like the addition of pottukadalai.. i make a sambar especially for idli with moong dal in it..

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Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran October 1, 2012 - 3:23 am

So tempting and yummy. I normally use cooked toordhal in place of pottukadalai. Your version is more better.

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RAKS KITCHEN October 1, 2012 - 4:04 am

Should be handy for the hurry burry mornings! delicious one 🙂

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Chitra October 1, 2012 - 4:10 am

i make by adding gram flour. Sure it helps in busy mornings 🙂

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Priti S October 1, 2012 - 4:18 am

Looks so yum along with those idlis

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Babitha costa October 1, 2012 - 4:49 am

Sounds good.Must give a try

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Nivedhanams Sowmya October 1, 2012 - 4:58 am

that is so quick and interesting.. Bookmarking this..

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Kalpana Sareesh October 1, 2012 - 5:01 am

wow very unique recipe.. hv never heard abt this one.. looks inviting..

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Priya October 1, 2012 - 10:30 am

I can have two more idlies with this fingerlicking sambar, love it.

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Hamaree Rasoi October 1, 2012 - 10:39 am

Delicious and lovely sambar. Unique preparation.
Deepa

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Premalatha Aravindhan October 1, 2012 - 1:24 pm

wow nice idea,pics makes me hungry…

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Pavithra Elangovan October 1, 2012 - 1:54 pm

Love this sambar ..yes mom too do this way. Absolutely finger licking good.

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anusha praveen October 1, 2012 - 1:59 pm

drool worthy esp when its a long day

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Veena Theagarajan October 1, 2012 - 2:30 pm

looks yummy my mum does this.. Definitely good alternative to usual sambar..
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Janani October 1, 2012 - 2:54 pm

V useful and tasty recipe

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faseela October 1, 2012 - 3:20 pm

awesome sambhar

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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj October 1, 2012 - 4:10 pm

wow so nice dear… very lovely n delicious sambhar… have bookmarked it…
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radha October 1, 2012 - 4:50 pm

I am going to be away for some time, will try this out and make sure the spouse masters it for survival the days he has to fend for himself!

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Hema October 1, 2012 - 6:28 pm

Awesome, comes in handy on those days you don't have time to pressure cook dal..

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divya October 1, 2012 - 11:14 pm

Wow… this looks tempting and yummy.., looks absolutely delicious.

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Kaveri Venkatesh October 2, 2012 - 1:53 am

Adding pottukadalai sounds interesting…am going to try this one soon. Looks delicious

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LG October 2, 2012 - 2:48 am

I making Idli this friday, will give this a try. Looks yumm, Jeyashri.

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Reshmi Mahesh October 2, 2012 - 3:34 am

Quick and tempting sambar…Love with dosas…

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Shabbu October 2, 2012 - 9:29 am

Delicious sambar..yummy..
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Anu October 2, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Delicious sambhar, I too do this the same way

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Follow Foodie October 3, 2012 - 3:00 am

Love these ! Good one .
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Insurance Guide October 3, 2012 - 11:36 am

Thanks a lot. Today made this instant sambar as side dish for morning breakfast idli. So tasty. This is very good recipe for weight watchers as Dhal quantity used is very minimum. Once more thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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Sharmilee! :) October 3, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Instant sambar sounds and looks delicious, lovely variation!!

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Sangeetha October 5, 2012 - 7:22 pm

I tried this sambar and it tasted great with idlis…thanks for this easy n instant recipe…nice variation, sure a keeper recipe!! loved your presentation n pics!!

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Sailaja Damodaran October 18, 2012 - 1:32 pm

This sambar has no thoor dhal Jeyasri? Sounds interesting.

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radha veeramani October 22, 2012 - 9:55 am

very nice jeyasri, good one

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Manikandan Annur January 28, 2013 - 2:38 pm

Actually this website is the best one.One more thing is the picture speaks the recipe. Thanks so bunch

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Unknown February 7, 2013 - 11:51 am

I made this recipe yesterday night…and my hubby was asking how come u made sambar with taking so many hours…as I generally take lot of time with toor dhal…wow….this is so nice and tasted yummy Jeyasri….thanks for sharing….we were surprised while having it idli…with out any dhal like toor or moong ….how come the taste came so nice…thanks again.
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admin February 7, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Oh thats great to know. The pottukdalai(roasted gram) gives a nice flavor to the sambar, Thanks for trying and glad that you all liked it

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sindhu chandran February 21, 2013 - 11:20 pm

Hi Jeyashri… I'm new to your blog…I have seen many recipes but tried this recipe yesterday for dinner and it turned out yummy !!! My hubby and also my 3yr old liked it so much that I'm planning to make it tomorrow as well :D… Thank u for the recipe

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adil April 19, 2013 - 3:21 am

i think its goooooooood

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Sho June 12, 2013 - 2:29 am

Tried this today…had promised my 4yr old today that I will not send chutney pwdr with dosa..my young one loved it

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Kalyani June 29, 2013 - 4:24 am

I tried it today, It came out awesome, before i start i doubted….but really superb…..thanks a lot .

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Sivapriya Ramakrishnan July 5, 2013 - 4:39 pm

Hi Jeyashri,

enjoyed browsing your blog and was instantly caught on this instant sambar. Tried it and was very good! Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe!
Priya ( http://www.elaichii.blogspot.com)

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Sangeetha M January 9, 2014 - 3:05 am

Hi Jeyashri,
Finally i shared this recipe on my blog, have been cooking this sambar for long time…thanks a ton for this easy and yummy sambar, now it becomes our family fav Sambar 🙂

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nithin gowda February 11, 2014 - 6:09 pm

Wow super

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shanmugaselvi mani May 8, 2014 - 10:50 am

Wow fantastic

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shanmugaselvi mani May 8, 2014 - 10:50 am

Wow fantastic

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rithya May 8, 2014 - 7:23 pm

Tried it. It is very good side dish even without dhal. It is suitable not only for idli, pongal and dosa as well.

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Juls October 12, 2014 - 3:53 am

Thanks for sharing the recipe. Tried it and was easy, quick and tasty

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Priya Ramkumar January 9, 2015 - 10:01 am

Thanks for sharing .. I have made it quite a number of times now and has been a super hit always ..

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Brindha August 15, 2016 - 2:29 pm

Thanks for sharing such an easy recipe. I tried today and it came out very well 🙂

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punitha s November 25, 2016 - 11:54 am

what vegetable do I prefer instead of carrot????

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Unknown January 2, 2017 - 4:15 pm

Tried it for dinner today with dosa.. tasted very gud.. thanks for this easy recipe

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Radhika Nair March 18, 2017 - 9:28 am

It was really awesome and tasty

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