Mixed Vegetable Sambhar

Ingredients to serve 6-8 people

1 Medium size Chopped Red Onions (in quarters) OR
6-7 Small onions
1 Small Radish (chopped in quarters)
1 Medium Sized Carrot (chopped in quarters)
1 Small Tomato (chopped in quarters)
1 ¼ Cups Toor Dal
1 Cup of Water
½ Tsp Turmeric Powder
Small lime size Tamarind
2 ½ Cups Water
3 Tsp. Sambhar Powder
1-2 Tsp. Salt

For Seasoning

1 Tbs. Oil
1 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
1 Tsp. Fenugreek Seeds
1-2 Small Red Chilli
Sprig Curry Leaves

Mixed Vegetable Sambhar Recipe

Mixed Vegetable Sambhar

Preparation of the Sambhar

Soak the tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes
Cook the toor dal with a pinch of turmeric – mash it and keep aside
Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
When the mustard seeds crackle, add the red chillies and the fenugreek seeds
When the seeds turn golden brown, add the chopped onions, tomato, radish and carrot and fry till it is soft for about 3 minutes.
Extract the tamarind juice using 2 cups of the water and add it to the pan.
Add the salt and one teaspoon of the Sambhar Powder and let it cook on medium heat for about 6-7 minutes.
Add the cooked mashed toor dal and the remaining water and mix it thoroughly
Let it cook on slow fire for about 5 minutes.
The remainder of the Sambhar Powder should be now added and cooked for about a minute or two.

Garnish the Sambhar with curry leaves.

Note:  You may choose to use any combination of  your favourite vegetables  to prepare this dish.  This dish can be mixed with rice and eaten or as an accompaniment for hot idlis, dosa and other snacks!!



  1. Hi Shoba, Photos are getting interesting. Some nice vegetable props I see. Pass on my congrats to the photographers 😉

    • Shobha Krishnan says:

      Thanks ARvind for your feedback – much appreciate it – will definitely pass on your congratulatory message to the boys!!!