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Instant tiffin sambar recipe

Instant tiffin sambar recipe, sambar without dal. Easy to make tiffin sambar without dal and sambar powder, recipe with full video and step-by-step pictures.

We make sambar using toor dal or moong dal. We don’t use any cooked dal in this recipe, instead, we use pottukadalai | roasted gram dal. When we have sudden guests at home or running out of time to cook the dal, you can make this instant sambar.

This sambar pairs well with Idli, dosa, and Pongal. This won’t go well with rice. I added carrot to this sambar, apart from onion and tomato. You can add capsicum, yellow pumpkin, brinjal, or drumsticks too. Even you can skip the veggies and add only onion and tomato.

Apart from this, we have a lot of sambar varieties in Jeyashris kitchen. Check out our Hotel sambar recipe, Arachuvitta vengaya sambar, Thakkali sambar

 

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Instant sambar recipe

Easy to make tiffin sambar without any cooked dal
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Side dish for Idli dosa, South indian gravy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3
Author Jeyashri suresh

Ingredients

  • ½ cup peeled shallots
  • ½ to mato
  • ½ carrots
  • 1.5 cups thin tamarind extract
  • Salt as needed
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 pinches asafoetida
  • 3 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 green chili
  • Few curry leaves

To grind

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp dhaniya | coriander seeds
  • 5 shallots
  • ½ to mato
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp pottukadalai | roasted gram dal

Instructions

  • Soak a small lemon sized tamarind in water and take 1.5 cups of thin tamarind extract.
  • In a pan add 2 tsp of oil and add the coriander seeds and red chili.
  • Saute this for 2 minutes and then add the 5 shallots.
  • Saute everything till the onions change color. Cook in a medium flame.
  • Now add the tomato and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and add the cumin seeds and the potttukadalai.
  • Cool this and grind into a fine paste by adding water.
  • Keep this aside.
  • In the pan add 3 tsp oil and add the mustard seeds, slit green chili and curry leaves.
  • Once the mustard seeds splutter, add the small onions.
  • Saute till translucent.
  • Now add in the tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the carrots, you can add capsicum or pumpkin too.
  • Mix well and add in the tamarind water.
  • Add turmeric powder and salt.
  • Let this boil for 7-9 minutes in a medium flame till the raw smell of the tamarind goes off.
  • Now add in the ground paste and mix well.
  • Add 1 cup of water to adjust the consistency.
  • Mix well and let this boil for 3 minutes.
  • Switch off and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Instant tiffin sambar is ready.
  • Serve with Idli, Dosa, Pongal or Kuzhi paniyaram.

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Notes

1. Do not add more pottukadalai than the quantity mentioned, it won’t taste good.
2. This Instant sambar pairs well with tiffin items only, and not with rice.
  • Soak a small lemon sized tamarind in water and take 1.5 cups of thin tamarind extract.
  • In a pan add 2 tsp of oil and add the coriander seeds and red chili.
  • Saute this for 2 minutes and then add the 5 shallots.
  • Saute everything till the onions change color. Cook in a medium flame.
instant sambar
  • Now add the tomato and cook for 2 minutes.
Instant sambar recipe
  • Switch off the flame and add the cumin seeds and the potttukadalai.
Instant sambar recipe
  • Cool this and grind into a fine paste by adding water.
  • Keep this aside.
Instant sambar recipe
  • In the pan add 3 tsp oil and add the mustard seeds, slit green chili and curry leaves.
  • Once the mustard seeds splutter, add the small onions.
  • Saute till translucent.
Instant sambar recipe
  • Now add in the tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the carrots, you can add capsicum or pumpkin too.
  • Mix well and add in the tamarind water.
  • Add turmeric powder,asafoetida and salt.
  • Let this boil for 7-9 minutes in a medium flame till the raw smell of the tamarind goes off.
  • Now add in the ground paste and mix well.
  • Add 1 cup of water to adjust the consistency.
  • Switch off and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Instant tiffin sambar is ready.
  • Serve with Idli, Dosa, Pongal or Kuzhi paniyaram.
  1. Do not add more pottukadalai than the quantity mentioned, it won’t taste good.
  2. This Instant sambar pairs well with tiffin items only, and not with rice.

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53 COMMENTS

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
    Krishnaveni

  3. 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

  4. 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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