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Dali Sambare  Recipe

A tuvar dal preparation with coconut flavour

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Preparation Time : 31-40 minutes

Cooking time : 31-40 minutes

Servings : 4

Dali Sambare

Main Ingredients

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




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking



  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal)
    3/4 cup
  • Brinjals
    2-3 medium
  • Garlic
    5-6 cloves
  • Whole dry red chillies
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Coconut oil
    1 tablespoon
  • Coriander seeds
    1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Coconut scraped
    3 tablespoons
  • Tamarind
    1 lemon size ball
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Wash and soak dal for half an hour. Wash, remove stem and cut each brinjal into four lengthwise. Wash and crush the garlic without peeling. Remove stems of red chillies. Cook the dal in a cooker with two cups of water until soft.

Step 2

Add brinjal pieces, salt and cook till the brinjal is done. Heat one teaspoon of oil and lightly fry the whole red chillies and coriander seeds. Grind together coconut, tamarind, turmeric powder and fried ingredients until fine. Add the ground masala to the dal and bring it to a boil. Heat remaining oil, add crushed garlic.

Step 3

When garlic turns light brown and add it to the sambare. Stir and serve hot.

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