Thursday, 5 December 2013



Kathirikkai/brinjal-4(cut this into small square shape and keep it aside).
Paasi paruppu/Moong dal-250 gms
Ulutham paruppu/urad dal-1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Asafoetida-1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-few
Sambar Powder-2 tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Salt-required amount
Oil-required amount

How to make sambar powder:
Red Chillies(Kundu milagai is best)-3 cups(Adjust according to your spice level)
Coriander seeds-2 cups
Kadalai paruppu(chana dal)-1/4 cup
Thuvaram paruppu(Toor dal)-1/4 cup
Fenugreek seeds-1 tsp
Black Pepper seeds-11/2 tsp
Turmeric(use Kombu manjal,if not you can also use turmeric powder)-1 piece

Sun dry all the ingredients separately or dry roast the ingredients in a pan one by one ,then grind together and store this in a air tight container.


1.Wash Paasi paruppu(Moong dal) and boil paruppu along with Turmeric powder,asafoetida,4 cups of water.

2.Once paruppu gets 3/4 boiled,add chopped brinjal,onion,tomato,Sambar powder,chilli powder,required amount of salt.

3.Let it be on the stove till all the vegetables gets cooked properly(add water if required for consistency).

4.For Seasoning:Heat oil in another pan,add mustard seeds.Once mustard gets splutter,add curry leaves,ulutham paruppu(urad dal),fry it for 30 seconds.

5.Finally add this seasoning to sambar.Sambar is ready to serve.

6.Serve sambar with pongal/idli/dosa.It is a best side dish for ven pongal.


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