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Dal and green chillies sambar  Recipe

Sambar flavoured with green chillies.

This recipe is contributed by Member Kirithiga Kannan.

Preparation Time : 6-10 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 3

Dal and green chillies sambar

Main Ingredients

Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal), Garlic




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking



  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) soaked
    1/2 cup
  • Garlic chopped
    3 cloves
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Oil
    6 tablespoons
  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal)
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Onion chopped
    1 small
  • Tomatoes chopped
  • Green chillies chopped
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves
    for garnish
  • Curry leaves
    for garnish


Step 1

Pressure cook the dal with garlic, turmeric, hing and a teaspoon of oil and two cups of water and pressure cook for two whistles.

Step 2

Remove and drain the dal and mash it. Preserve the water.Heat remaining oil in a non-stick deep pan.

Step 3

Add urad dal, mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds and saute for a minute.

Step 4

Add onions, tomatoes, green chillies and saute till the tomatoes get cooked.

Step 5

Add salt and the dal water and bring it to boil. Add the dal and cook for two to three minutes.

Step 6

Add curry leaves and coriander leaves and mix well.Serve hot.

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