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keerai sambar recipe
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Keerai sambar recipe | Easy sambar recipes

Keerai sambar recipe with step by step photos. healthy, vegan sambar recipe with greens
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Harini


  • 2 cups amaranth leaves/ mulai keerai tightly packed
  • 1/2 cup toor dal cooked and mashed thoroughly
  • 1 small lemon sized tamarind soaked in 1/2 cup water OR 3 tablespoons tamarind paste
  • 2 tablespoons sambar powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • Salt


  • Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup water for 20 minutes. Pressure cook toor dal until fully cooked and mash it very well.
  • Pick and thoroughly rinse and wash the amaranth leaves. You can chop the stems and use them as well.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons gingely oil in a pot. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add methi seeds and saute well.
  • Add chopped greens, sambar powder, turmeric powder and saute very wel.
  • Extract thick juice from soaked tamarind and add it to the greens. Mix well and bring to a boil.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups water and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add mashed dal and mix well. Season with salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add corainder powder, mix well and remove from flame. Serve keerai sambar hot with rice or idli.


1. You can use spinach or methi instead of amaranth greens. If using methi leaves leave out methi seeds.
2. You can saute 10-15 shallots along with greens.


Calories: 234kcal