Friday, September 25, 2015

Tiffin Sambar | Moong Dal Sambar

This is the first sambar recipe i tried on my own, it's very easy to prepare in the morning busy schedule. For morning breakfast, we usually make sambar with moog dal or with moong dal & little Toor dal. The combination of moong dal & toor dal gives great flavor and taste to the sambar

Moong Dal Sambar

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Sambar | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Moog Dal - 1/4 cup
Toor Dal - 2 tbsp
Veggies - little more than 1/4 cup (chopped, i used carrot, beans, potato)
Pearl Onion - 5-6 nos
Tomato - 1 medium size
Green chili -1 no
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Coriander leaves - few
To Temper
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/4 tsp each
Curry leaves - few
In a pressure cooker, add the moong dal, toor dal, veggies, green chili,onions & tomato along with asafoedita & 1 cup of water, cook it for 3 whistle or till it's mushy.Once the pressure released, put the pan again in heat, add the spices(turmeric,red chili powder & sambar powder) & salt.Bring it to boil & keep it in medium flame for 5 mins. Temper the ingredients listed under "To Temper" & add into the sambar along with coriander leaves.Tasty Sambar is ready to serve.



  1. So there is no tamarind in the Sambar? ..interesting, I do combine both the daals at times, but I have never made without a sour agent.

  2. Yes this has always been our Tiffin sambar too..very nicely prepared!

  3. I pretty much make it the same way too..

  4. I made this sambar for the first for this marathon.

  5. Interesting that u have without tamarind... Looks delicious

  6. I had bookmarked this from Usha place. This is what my hubby will love.

  7. I would love to have that breakfast platter with that many accompaniments.

  8. neer mixed daals...looks very authentic tiffin types