Avaraikai Sambar

Avaraikai Sambar

Avaraikai Sambar:

Snow Peas Sambar. Chikudukai Sambar. Broad Beans Sambar.


Broad beans/snow peas 1/2 kilo(Sliced)
Thoor Dal 1 cup
Onion 1 large
Tomato 1 large
Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Sambar Powder(home made) 1-2 spoons
Tamarind paste 1 spoon
Ghee or oil few spoons
Cilantro leaves to garnish.

For Tempering:

Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Asafoetida 1/4 spoon
Curry leaves few
Ghee/ Oil few spoons.


In a pressure cooker, add thoor dal + salt + few spoons of oil. Pressure cook till tender. Maybe for 3-6 whistles.

Now set this dal aside.

In a large crock pot, heat ghee. Add onions and fry till it is transluscent.

Then add toamtoes and fry till they turn pulpy. Add salt, turmeric and chili powder to this. Fry for 2 minutes.

Now stir-in sliced veggies and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Maybe till the oil coats.

Add cooked thoor dal now. Cover and cook till the veggies are done.

When the veggies are done, add tamarind paste, samabar powder and cilantro leaves. Bring this to boil once. Then transfer the contents to display ware.

In a seperate pan, heat oil and fry the tempering items in it. Then run this seasonning over the sambar prepared.


2 Responses so far.

  1. seerla says:

    Hey Malar…..your recipies are simply great….i am a great fan of your dishes…missing those hostel days where i used to crave for chicken curry from your kitchen

  2. Malar Gandhi says:

    Hey Kranthi, happy to see your note! Me too miss those days…..can you beleive it….the chicken curry is no more tasty now to me! Actually luv those associated gossips and fun! Cooked with that stupid electric stove with salt and pepper was heaven! Taste still lingers!

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