Sambhar Recipe

The delicious version of Indian veg curry or called as Sambhar/ Sambar/ Samvar. I have added sweet pumpkin here. Any available vegetables like Potato or Carrot or mix vegetables can be used instead of sweet pumpkin. Easy curry recipe, is blended with authentic Indian spices. Sweet Pumpkin is called Meeta Kaddu in Hindi, Sihi Kumbala in Kannada and Kuvale in Konkani. The combination of sweet pumpkin with Indian spices gives a heavenly taste. It is known for its own nutritional benefits. This is South Indian style curry recipe.  The ingredients or items required and the preparation time is also less. The use of coconut in the curry enriches the tastes, flavour, thickness in the curry. The speciality of this recipe is it is an Indian vegetable curry mixed with spices and herbs and is best suited as side dish for hot rice/ roti/ chapathi/ idli.

This curry is authentic Konkani based curry served in temples, hotels with thali and special occasions, Indian festivals. The blend of Kashmiri chillies (known for its flavor and color) with coriander seeds and methi always provides aroma. The addition of coriander leaves gives out the authentic taste of Indian food.

This curry can be prepared instantly and when you have no time or no much veggies at home. The blend of pumpkin with secret masala gives great health benefits and taste, aroma in kitchen. The addition of coriander leaves are optional here and it flavors the gravy.

Tricks for good taste:

  1. Do not overcook the veggies.
  2. Add spicy chillies for more spiciness in curry (optional)
  3. Use Kashmiri chilli for better colour in the curry. It can also be replaced with red chilli powder.
  4. Use fresh coconut for better taste and quick grinding. However, dry desiccated coconut gives the same if soaked in water for 10 minutes.

Servings: 4 Members

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking Total Time: 15 Minutes

Serving Suggestion:

  1. Main course/ side dish recipe for Roti/ Chapathi/ Phulka/ Rice.
  2. Side dish for idli/ dosa/ neer dosa/ pundi gatti.
  3. Side dish recipe with Dal.
  4. Curry with rice/ Idli/Appam/ Porridge/ Pyaj/ Kanji.

Detailed Video Recipe in 2 Minutes:

Ingredients Required:

1. Any Vegetable (Carrot, beans, Potato, Mix veg) Sweet Pumpkin used here1/4th Piece
2. Water 2-3 Cups
3. Salt1tbsp
4. Coriander LeavesFew (optional)
5. Turmeric0.25tbsp
Ingredients Required
1. Chana dal (Split chickpeas)1tbsp
2. Urad dal (split black gram)1tbsp
3. Coriander seeds1.5tbsp
4. Jeera (cumin seeds) 1tbsp
5. Pepper 8-10
6. Methi (fenugreek seed)4-5
7. Red chilli 5 (as per spice level)
For Masala

Seasoning :

1. Mustard –1tbsp

2. Oil –2tbsp

3. Curry Leaves –3-4

5. Hing/ Asafoetida –2 pinches.


Step 1: Cook the vegetable with 1 cup water, 0.25tbsp Turmeric. (Sweet pumpkin taken) Carrot/ Potato/ Mix veg can be replaced.

Step 2: Roast Spices (under masala section) on low flame for 2 minutes. You can skip this step, if using instant sambhar powder.

Step 3: Add 4tbsp Coconut and Grind it to fine powder (for quick paste).

Step 4: Add half cup water and 1 inch tamarind and grind to fine paste.

Step 5: Add the ground paste to cooked veggies.

Step 6: Add few Coriander leaves for aroma (optional).

Step 7: Seasoning: Roast 2tbsp Oi, 1tbsp Mustard, Few curry leaves, 2 Pinches Hing. Mix Well with curry.

Easy tasty and instant smabhar for rice, idli or any dish is ready.

Delicious, Quick, Temple Style Sambar ready to serve with hot rice.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Saveena says:

    Your explanation is very detailed


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