• 1/2 1/2 Cup Sambar Dal (Arhar Dal)
  • 1/2 1/2 Cup Moong Dal
  • 1 Onion (big) or you may use 8-10 small onions (Kunjulli)
  • 1 Drumstick (cut in to 2 inch in length)
  • 4 Brinjal cut into pieces
  • 1 Tomato chopped into four pieces
  • 1 Potato (large)
  • 1 Carrot (cut in to 1/2 inch length)
  • 1/2 1/2 Cup Chopped Beans
  • 1/2 1/2 Cup Chopped Cucumber
  • 1/2 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 1 Teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 1 Tablespoon Sambar Powder
  • 1 Tamarind paste (small lemon size)
  • 1 Curry Leaves (a few)
  • 3 3 Pieces Dry Red Chilli
  • 3 3 Teaspoons Oil
  • 1 1 Teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves (a few)


  1. Cook Dal items in Pressure cooker with a pinch of Turmeric and Salt. Dal should not be overcooked.. (You may switch off the Pressure cooker after one whistle)

  2. In a Pan, add two teaspoons of oil. When it is heated add the chopped vegetables along with few curry leaves. Mix well, cover and cook for 5 minues in low flame

  3. Now open the lid and add turmeric, coridander powder, chilli powder and salt to taste. Mix well

  4. Mix Tamarind paste in 1/2 cup of water and add to the cooked vegetables. Cover and cook for two more minutes.

  5. Now add the cooked Dal to the vegetable mix and let it boil with open lid for 2 minutes. You may add boiled water to make the right consistency. Once done switch off the flame and keep it aside.

  6. Now to season......In a small Pan add one teaspoon oil and when it is heated add mustard. After the mustard pops add 1/2 piece of onion finely chopped. When it becomes brown add curry leaves and red dry chillies. Add this mixture to the Sambar and mix well. Garnish with Coriander leaves to serve hot with Rice.

    (Instead of Tamarind paste you may add an additional tomato)