Zucchini Sambar

This sambar comes handy when u r short of sambar powder and i often make this type since we r hooked to the taste of this delectable sambar. I know everyone knows abt this but wanted to register for my readers who r beginners / bachelors ..

Ingredients :

Thuvar dal -- 1/3 cup
Zucchini --chopped to big chunks -- 1 1/2 cups
Red chilli powder -- 1 tsp
Coriander powder -- 3 tsp
Tamarind -- small lemon sized
Tomato --chopped -- 1 no.
Hing -- a pinch
Turmeric powder -- a pinch
Salt -- to taste
Garlic -- 2 pods

Coconut paste -- 2 tbsp (optional )

For tempering :

Oil-- 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds -- 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds -- 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds -- 1/2 tsp
Onion --1/2 chopped
Curry leaves -- 1 sprig

Method :

Boil the thuvar dhal with garlic ,hing , turmeric powder and zucchini  for 3 whistles. Soak the tamarind and squeeze the juice . Mix the red chilli powder,coriander powder and salt in the tamarind juice.. Take a kadai and pour the oil. Do the seasoning with mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds,cumin seeds and finally add the chopped onion and curry leaves ,fry for a minute in very low flame. Now pour the tamarind juice mixture and give it a boil. Add the boiled thuvar dhal mixture and allow to boil. U may add the coconut paste at this stage if u wish.. and again cook it for few minutes..and switch off.

Note :

I purposely din't add coconut paste to suit my family's diet .. U may add the coconut paste if u wish..


  1. i want to try zuchinni for a long time, but i dont know how to use it in cooking... urs gave an idea dear... thanks for sharing...

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  2. Zuccchini sambar looks delicious.

  3. new addtion in sambhar looks tasty

  4. that is a nice twist--can't wait to try !!

  5. Hearty and delicious. MY 1st visit here. You have a nice space.Do drop by simply.food some time.

  6. New recipe for me, sure will give a try...

  7. Sambar with Zucchini.... sure sounds interesting :)

  8. Delicious..I love using different veggies in sambhar too :)

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  9. amazing recipe of the Sambhar, looks delicious.

  10. This is one simple healthy and yummy sambar...




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