Keerai Sambar / South Indian Spinach Lentil Soup

A simple & wholesome soup oozing with flavor in a delicious combination of lentils and green leaves! Ingredients:Toordal / thuvaram paruppu – 1/2 cupSpinach – 2 bunches, finely choppedOnion – 1, finely choppedTomato- 1, finely choppedGreen chilies-2, finely choppedTurmeric powder- 1/4 tspSambar powder – 1 tspTamarind – A small gooseberry size, soaked in waterOil –

Udupi Hotel Style Sambar

A flavorful lentil based vegetable stew that is mildly sweet and spicy & acts as a great accompaniment to dosas and idlis!   Ingredients : Toor dal/split pigeon peas – 1 cup Shallots – 10-12, thinly sliced Carrots – 2, cut into medium cubes Potato-1, cut into medium cubes Drumstick – 2, cut into medium

Chakka kuru Sambar / Jackfruit Seeds & Lentils Stew

This flavorful and aromatic lentil-based vegetable stew is one of the traditional delicacies of Kerala that is a great side dish to go with rice!   Ingredients: Chakka kuru / Jackfruit seeds – 1 cup Toor dal – 1/2 cup Tamarind – 1 small lemon sized ball Turmeric powder – 1 tsp Sambar powder –

Vendakkai Sambar / South Indian Style Ladies Finger & Lentils Stew

This simple and flavorful okra + lentil based stew is cooked in tamarind broth. The smooth & silky okra absorbs all the flavors of the spices making it a delicious and healthy side dish!     Ingredients: Okra/ladies fingers – 15, clean & cut into 2″ pieces Shallots/pearl onions- 8-10, thinly sliced Tomatoes – 2, finely chopped

Chettinad Style Carrot Sambar / Lentil-Based Vegetable Soup with Carrots in Chettinad Style

Sambar is a very popular South Indian spicy lentil soup, the quintessential accompaniment to idlis, vadas, and dosas, & a favourite among South Indians. The vintage sambar recipe is revamped with a fresh addition of carrots. Ingredients: Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu/Yellow pigeon peas split lentil – 1/2 cup Carrots – 1 cup, sliced and cut into fine

Varutharacha Vendakka Sambar-Ladies Finger (Okra) lentil based stew in roasted coconut & spices gravy

Ingredients Sambar dal- 1/2 cup Vendakka/okra chopped- 2 cup Shallots- 10-12 Potato- 1 medium Yam cubes-5-6 medium Tomato- 2 small Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp Asefotedia-1/3 tsp Tamarind- lemon size ball Salt to taste To roast and grind Dry red chilly- 5-6 Coriander seeds- 1 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds- a few Urad dal- 1 tsp Fennel

Varutharacha Sambar/ Lentil Based Stew with Roasted Coconut and Spices

Ingredients: Toor dal- 1/2 cup Turmeric powder- 1/4 teaspoon Small Onion/peral onion- 6 big Tomatoes- 2 small Tamarind- small gooseberry size Red Pumpkin- 1/4 cup Potatoes-1 cup Drumstick-1 Cauliflower-1 cup Carrot-1 small Brinjal- 3 small, 1/4 cup Salt- to taste Oil- 2 teaspoon To roast and grind: Chana dal- 1 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds- 1/4 teaspoon