Dali Sambare Recipe - A tuvar dal preparation with coconut flavour

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Main Ingredients : Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) , Brinjals

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Dali Sambare

Dali Sambare Recipe - How to make Dali Sambare


Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) 3/4 cup

  • Brinjals 2-3 medium

  • Garlic 5-6 cloves

  • Whole dry red chillies 5-6

  • 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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