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tomato sambar recipe
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Tomato sambar recipe with coconut | Thakkali sambar recipe | how to make tomato sambar

tomato sambar recipe. A very easy to make delicious tomato sambar recipe with coconut for idli, dosa, rice etc.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Harini


  • to grind to a paste:
  • 2 big tomatoes
  • 2 green chilies
  • 3 tablespoons grated coconut
  • For tomato sambar
  • 1/2 cup pearl onions
  • 1/2 cup cooked and mashed toor dal
  • 2 tablespoons sambar powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon methi seeds
  • Salt
  • 3 teaspoons oil


  • Grind together tomato, coconut and green chilies
  • Heat oil in a pan or kadai. Temper with mustard seeds, methi seeds, curry leaves and pearl onions. Saute well.
  • Add sambar powder and turmeric powder. Saute very well.
  • Add the ground tomato coconut paste and saute till oil leaves from the side.
  • Add cooked dal and season with salt.
  • Add 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add finely chopped coriander leaves and remove from flame. Serve tomato sambar hot with rice or idlis.


1. To make sambar without dal, adde 2 tablespoons fried gram dal in the tomato paste and leave out toor dal in sambar
2. You can coriander powder along with turmeric powder
3. You can use vegetables like brinjal, carrots.


Calories: 224kcal