Sambar Vada Recipe


For sambar:

½ cup toor dal

1 to mato

¼ tsp turmeric / haldi

1½ cup water

3 tsp oil

1 tsp mustard / rai

pinch of hing / asaofetida

1 dried red chilli

few curry leaves

2 green chilli, slit

½ onion, petals

½ cup tamarind extract

½ tsp jaggery / gud

1 tsp salt

1½ cup water

1 tbsp sambar powder

1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter

For vada:

1 cup urad dal

2 green chilli, finely chopped

1 inch ginger, finely chopped

few curry leaves, finely chopped

2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

1 tbsp dry coconut / kopra, chopped

pinch of hing / asafoetida

2 tbsp rice flour

½ tsp salt

oil for deep frying


1.Firstly, pressure cook ½ cup toor dal, 1 tomato, ¼ tsp turmeric and 1½ cup water for 5 whistle.In a kadai heat 3 tsp oil and saute 1 tsp mustard, pinch of hing, 1 dried red chilli and few curry leaves.Also saute 2 green chilli and ½ onion for a minute.Now add ½ cup tamarind extract, ½ tsp jaggery and 1 tsp salt. mix well.Boil for 10 minutes or till tamarind extract gets cooked well.

2.Add in whisked dal and tomato. mix well.Also add 1½ cup water and adjust consistency. boil well.Furthermore add 1 tbsp of sambar powder and stir well.Add in 1 tbsp ghee and boil for 2 minutes.Finally sambar is ready to serve with vada or idli.