Sāmbar Masala


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Originated in South India, Sambar is an irresistible lentil stew with a blend of veggies and Indian spices. This dish is cooked every day in most of the South Indian homes. Sambar is not only protein packed, but also flavourful and nutrient-dense.

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 Tastes Best With:

Rice, Idli, Dosa, Vada & Uttapam


  • Toor Dal
  • Vegetables- Onion, Potato, Tomato, Brinjal, Pumpkin, Drumstick and Coriander
  • Tamarind
  • Jaggery
  • Meeshna Sambar Masala
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Curry Leaves
  • Asafoetida
  • Salt
  • Oil


All you need to Prepare:

  • Rinse and soak Toor Dal atleast before 30 minutes of cooking
  • Dice vegetables of your choice- Onion, Potato, Tomato, Brinjal, Pumpkin and Drumstick
  • Soak a lemon sized tamarind piece for 15 minutes to prepare a tamarind pulp

Steps to make an authentic Sambar:

  1. Cook the toor dal until mushy in a pressure cooker (3-4 whistles)
  2. Take a pan to sauté the diced veggies in just 2 tablespoon of oil
  3. Add the fully smashed toor dal in the pan
  4. Add the tamarind pulp, Meeshna Sambar Masala, salt and water, as per desired consistency
  5. If you wish to add a sweetness to your Sambar, put jaggery as per taste (optional)
  6. Prepare the temper by heating the oil in a non-stick pan and frying mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida until the seeds crackle
  7. Add the temper to the Sambar
  8. Simmer the mixture for 10 minutes
  9. Garnish the Sambar with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Your Sambar is ready to serve!

**Meeshna Sambar Masala contains all the necessary spices needed to make the Sambar tasty.