Monday, December 1, 2008

Mango Sambar (Lentil Curry)

Sambar is a authentic south Indian dish for Rice or Idli!!!. No breakfast is complete without sambar. Pongal and sambar is a great combination!!! Idli and sambar is heavenly!!!!. U can use vegetables like Drumstick, Raddish, Brinjal, Okra, pumpkin...etc but I used mango which gives unique flavour to sambar....


1 cup Toor dhal or Masoor Dhal
1 raw mango
1 tomato
3 pods garlic
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Redchilli powder
2 tbsp sambar powder
salt to taste
small lemon size tamarind or 1 tsp tamarind paste


2 tsp ghee
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin
3 redchillies
curry leaves
1 small onion or 3 shallots


In a Pressure cooker,add all the ingredients except tamarind. Add 3 cups of water, cover and cook. Leave it for 3 whistles. Remove from heat allow to cool.

Meanwhile soak tamarind in hot water for few minutes. Extract tamarind water from the pulp. ( For mango smabar, they wont use tamarind water. I use it because the raw mangoes we get here is not tangy enough!!!)

Heat ghee in a pan and add the seasoning items one by one. Once the onions become translucent, add tamarind water ( adjust according to ur taste). Allow to boil for 5 minutes. Add this seasoning to sambar. Sprinkle 1 tsp sambar powder, cover and cook for 10 mts. Finally sprinkle coriander leaves and remove from heat.

Serve hot with Rice!!!


Instead of mango, u can use other vegetable mentioned above!!!
Adjust tamarind, redchilli powder according to taste

More Curries for rice:

Gobi Masala
Cabbage Kootu

Please leave Ur valuable Comments



My mom makes this mango sambar very often...and I luv it...thanks for sharing this recipe!

Looks delicious.

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