How To Make Sambar Without Tamarind

How To Make Sambar Without Tamarind

Sambar recipe is a famous and delicious recipe of South India. People of South India eat it very fondly. Due to its excellent taste, many people are fond of Sambar in many states of India. It is also known as Idly, Vada, Mysore Bonda, can be eaten with dosa, puri or rice. Here the Sambar without tamarind is like a hotel.

South Indian Sambar Recipe Sambar here is very popular. Made with less oil and spices. We can make this recipe very easily. We will teach you how we can make it at home that tastes exactly like the hotel.

To make it, pulses and vegetables are boiled and some spices are added to it. Tamil Nadu is a major part of the cuisine here. The aroma of hot sambar and roasted spices will definitely attract you. There is something very good for our health here. Most people eat it for breakfast. If we eat it with Vada, it will taste very tasty.

Often people keep asking us the method of making Dosa Sambar and the method of making Idli Sambar. If we get it here with rice sometimes, it will be different. And sometimes if you add chili or potato bhaji along with rice and sambar, the taste of the food will double. That is why many people like to make sambar at home. We eat sambar at weddings and parties. It is also very easy to make.

It can be made in less time and in a very tasty way. Now without any delay we will start making sambar without tamarind.

Ingredients to make Sambar without tamarind

Toor dal 1 cup

Tomatoes 2 to 3 (desi tomatoes)

Pumpkin 1 cup (chopped)

2 onions (chopped)

2 potatoes (chopped)

ing ½ tsp

Curry leaves 10

green chillies 2 finely chopped

Red chili 1 tsp

Turmeric powder ½ tsp

Coriander powder 1 tsp

Sambar powder 1 tsp

Salt as per taste

Oil 2 tbsp

Mustard ½ tsp

Two dried red chilies

How To Make Sambar Without Tamarind

Let us tell you how to make sambar without tamarind.

First wash the Toor dal in water three to four times.

In a cooker add Toor dal, pumpkin, onion, potatoes, ginger, curry leaves, chopped green chillies, chopped local tomatoes, two cups of water, turmeric powder, red chillies, salt as per taste.

Now we cook it in the cooker till three whistles.

Keep in mind that the vegetables should not melt too much.

Now turn off the gas after three whistles.

Open the cooker after it cools down.

Vegetables should not be cooked too much in sambar. It doesn’t taste good.

Press the vegetables a little with a spoon.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Mix mustard seeds, dry green chillies and onion in it.

Fry the onion till it turns light brown, add some curry leaves, 1 tsp coriander powder, Red chili powder 1 tsp, sambar powder 1 tsp.

We should fry all three spices a little in oil.

Now we will add all the vegetables to it. Mix it well. Let it cook on gas for at least 5 minutes.

Now our sambar without tamarind is completely ready. If you make sambar like this then you will be able to enjoy real Sambar Recipe.  Don’t forget to try it once. 

Friends, please try making this delicious recipe once and do not forget to comment and follow us.


You can add your favorite vegetables to sambar. Such as brinjal, pumpkin, coral etc. You can add pre-made vegetables like bottle gourd curry, cabbage curry, beans curry to it.

How to make sambar without tamarind?

To make sambar without tamarind, first of all wash the lentils, drumstick, tomato, pumpkin and vegetables in water and cut the vegetables with a knife. Then put three to four glasses of water, pulses, vegetables, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice and sambar powder in the cooker. After this, boil it on gas till three whistles. Sambar will be ready after three whistles.

How can I make my sambar thicker?

While cooking sambar, add a small piece of jaggery in it. This will add some sweetness to the sambar. Adding jaggery to sambar further enhances the taste of sambar.

What are the benefits of eating sambar?

If you have stomach related problems, then definitely consume sambar. Consuming Sambhar helps us in maintaining proper digestion. Due to the high number of pulses, vegetables and water in it, it helps in detoxifying our body.

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