Dal and green chillies sambar

Sambar flavoured with green chillies.

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Main Ingredients Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal), Garlic
Cuisine Rajasthani
Course Dals and Kadhis
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 3
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Dal and green chillies sambar

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


  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.
  2. Remove and drain the dal and mash it. Preserve the water.Heat remaining oil in a non-stick deep pan.
  3. Add urad dal, mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds and saute for a minute.
  4. Add onions, tomatoes, green chillies and saute till the tomatoes get cooked.
  5. Add salt and the dal water and bring it to boil. Add the dal and cook for two to three minutes.
  6. Add curry leaves and coriander leaves and mix well.Serve hot.