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varutharacha sambar recipe
Varutharacha sambar recipe | How to make kerala varutharacha sambar
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Varutharacha sambar recipe- Kerala varutharacha sambar is a delicious sambar with fresh roasted coconut paste and vegetables. Tastes best hot steamed rice.

Course: Main dish
Cuisine: Indian, south indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 200 kcal
Author: Harini
Ingredients (1 cup=250 ml)
For sambar
  • 1/2 cup tuvar dal (split pigeon peas)
  • 2 cups cubed vegetables (drumsticks, ash gourd, brinjal, carrots)
  • 1 tablespoon thick tamarind extract (from small lemon sized tamarind)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt
  • Water
For varutharacha sambar masala (To roast and grind)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 6 dried red chilies
  • 1/4 teaspoon methi seeds
  • 1 Tomato OR small onion
  • 10 curry leaves
To temper Kerala varutharacha sambar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 10 curry leaves
To make varutharacha sambar masala
  1. Heat 2 teaspoons coconut oil in a pan. Add the ingredients mentioned for roast and grind one by one.
  2. Saute till coconut turns golden and other ingredients turn fragrant. Let cool and grind to a smooth paste with required water. Set aside.
To make Kerala sambar
  1. Soak tamarind in warm water for 15 minutes. extract thick pulp and set aside.

    Pressure cook toor dal well and mash it well.

  2. Heat a thick pan with 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
  3. Temper with tempering ingredients one by one.
  4. Add the vegetables and mix well. Add turmeric powder and ground paste. Saute well.
  5. Add 2 cups water and let the vegetables get cooked for 5-7 minutes.
  6. Add the tamarind extract and cook well for 5 minutes. Let the sambar come to rolling boil.
  7. Now add the cooked dal and mix well. Season with salt. Add more water and simmer if the sambar is very thick.
  8. Add coriander leaves and mix well. Serve kerala sambar hot with rice.