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Kalyana sambar recipe | kadamba sambar recipe

by Jeyashri suresh
Kalyana Sambar | Traditional wedding style sambar, the recipe i wanted to post for a long time. After attending a wedding and a family function in India last month, i wanted to make this post soon. The Sambar which they make in our style weddings are always awesome. They generally put lot of veggies in the sambar and the hot rice, smeared with ghee along with this yummy sambar, paired with urulai kizhangu curry and appalam…, wow nothing can beat the taste. Without boring you all much, let me go on to the recipe of Kalyana sambar.
Check out my Kalyana rasam   


Kalyana Sambar

  Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time :20 mins |   Serves : 5-6
     Mixed Veggies*   1 cup
     Sambar powder    1 and 1/2 tsp
     Tamarind      a small lemon size
     Salt          as needed
     Toor dal    1/4 cup
     Oil     2 tsp
     Mustard seeds     1/4 tsp
     Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
     Asafoetida      2 pinches 
    Curry leaves    few
    Jaggery      1/2 tsp
 To roast and grind: 
    Dhaniya     1 tblsp
   Channa dal |Kadala paruppu   1 tblsp
   Urad dal        1 tsp
   Fenugreek seeds | vendayam   1 tsp
   Red chili      2
   Toor dal      1 tsp
   Black pepper   5
   Coconut(scrapped)   1 tblsp

*Generally pumpkin, drumstick, broad beans, turnip, brinjal, ladies finger are used.


  • Cut the veggies and soak the tamarind in water and take 2 cups of tamarind water.
  • Cook 1/4 cup of toor dal by adding enough water and little turmeric powder.
  • Roast the ingredients,except coconut, given under “to roast and grind” by adding little oil. Grind this along with coconut by adding little needed.

To roast
Roast spices

  • In a pan add oil and temper with mustard seeds. Add in the vegetables. Saute for a few minutes and add in the tamarind water.


  • Add in the sambar powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt. Let it boil for sometime, till the veggies get cooked.


  • Add  in the cooked toor dal and mix well. Add in the ground paste.


  • Add little jaggery . Mix well and let it boil for 2 minutes. Garnish with curry leaves.



  1. The sambar will be thick after getting cooled, so add water after adding toor dal and ground paste.
  2. You can temper with 1 green chili to get the aroma of green chili in sambar.
  3. Generally on the day of wedding in the food, onions are not added.. But if you wish you can add small onions after adding mustard seeds.
  4. If you like , you can add 1 chopped tomato after adding onions.

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Anitha Kirubakaran July 14, 2014 - 4:18 am

Nice recipe jeyashri....i just luv d flavour of ths sambar...after cing d pic - kalyana sapadu sapadanum pola iruku!

Raks anand July 14, 2014 - 7:25 am

Feel like having with hot rice now 🙂 Lovely pics

Chitra Ganapathy July 14, 2014 - 10:25 am

Its in my to do list.U tempted me to try soon 🙂

Sowmya Sundararajan July 14, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Oh pramadhama irukke!. Good one Jeyashri

Priya Suresh July 14, 2014 - 8:55 pm

I can smell the flavor of this sambar from here, my fav..

Hamaree Rasoi July 15, 2014 - 3:19 am

Very healthy and tasty looking sambar. Wonderfully prepared.

Kalpana Sareesh July 15, 2014 - 4:15 am

def a flavorful sambar ti sis.. yummyyy

Gauri Kulkarni July 15, 2014 - 8:05 am

Love the colour it has brought... beautiful click

sathu July 15, 2014 - 6:26 pm

this is a gud one to do on any pandigai day we do it due to non addition of onion thk u for posting it 🙂

indianspicemagic July 18, 2014 - 12:23 pm

Love the last pic. it is tempting me to try.

sharmeela July 19, 2014 - 10:09 am

I tried it today. Came out well. Thank u for sharing...

Rithika Krrishna August 29, 2014 - 7:44 am

Lovely recipe
Thanks for sharing

sudha December 2, 2014 - 7:08 am

i tried 2 times u r kalyana rasam it was a big hit now i will try this also
i forget to take snaps next time i will and send u also

Rakhee Shirodkar December 4, 2014 - 9:19 am

use of coconut not mentioned

jeyashri suresh December 4, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Sorry Rakhee updated now

Preethicka Cs July 2, 2015 - 10:48 pm

I tried this recipe, it was lip smacking. The best combo with rice. Thanks a lot for posting this recipe.

Sujanya Rancho September 8, 2015 - 12:31 am

Hi Jeyashri,Thanks a lot we tried this recipe today it was mouth watery...the good thing which i liked about your recipes is correct measurements and never went wrong....it felt like we went to a wedding party...:-)

Unknown October 17, 2015 - 11:58 am

Hi , Is it ok if dont add onions and tomato?

jeyashri suresh October 18, 2015 - 1:51 am

YEs perfectly ok

pari October 19, 2015 - 9:53 am

Hi,.. I am going to offer prasadm to goddess today for navaratri- Its so well explained..

Unknown October 20, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Hai..at wat stage we should add coconut

jeyashri suresh October 21, 2015 - 1:27 am

Add coconut while grinding the spices. I have mentioned it in the post

Devin November 6, 2015 - 5:29 am

Hi thanks for sharing mam, i tried it out today, superb taste, my hubby likes this very much, i am happy........

Vinothini Thini August 16, 2016 - 4:58 am

Superb its very yummy

vidhya October 5, 2016 - 8:13 am

HI jeyashri,
i got both the cook books that u have been published. Eagerly waiting for the cook book of the normal recipes.

Sathya Kumari October 31, 2019 - 6:53 pm

Sooperb taste.just tasted like hotel sambar


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