Dali Sambare

A tuvar dal preparation with coconut flavour This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Main Ingredients Split pigeon pea, Brinjals
Cuisine Kerala
Course Dals and Kadhis
Prep Time 31-40 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Dali Sambare

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


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

Nutrition Info

Calories 845
Carbohydrates 102.4
Protein 38.3
Fat 31.3
Other Fiber 32.7gm