Tomato Sambar Recipe


Onion – 1/2 (chopped)
Tomato – 4 (puree)
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1tbsp
Channa dal – 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal – 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 4
Coriander leaves – 1 spring

Ingredients for paste:

Cloves – 3
Cinnamon – 1 small stick
Saunf – 1/4 tsp
Poppy seeds – 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds – little less than 1 tsp
Garlic – 3 pods
Ginger – small piece (1 inch) Grated
coconut – 7 tbsp (or) 1/2 cup
Tomato – 2 (big)


1.In a mixer, grind all the ingredients which is mentioned in the paste list. When you are done, leave it aside.

2.Heat oil in a pan and wait for it to turn hot. When hot, add in the mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Now add the channa dal and urad dal and fry these ingredients well till thy turn into a light brown colour.

3.Add to the pan the chopped onion, tomato puree, curry leaves and coriander leaves and fry well.

4.Now add in the ground paste to the pan. Also, add in chilli powder, salt and water and bring the ingredients to a boil with the help of water added to it.

5.Continue to boil for 10 to 15 mins.Remove from heat and serve your yummy spicy tomato sambar along with white rice.

Serves: 3
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

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