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Chettinad Thengai Sambar


For Sambar

  • Toor dhal-1cup tuvaram paruppu
  • Tomato-2
  • Small onion-10
  • Till oil-1tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  • Grated Coconut-1/2 cup
  • in Tamarind-a small lemon sized ball prepare juice by soakingwater and filtering the water twice
  • Coriander Leaves For Garnish

For Tempering

  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Urad dhal-1/2 tsp
  • Methi seeds-1/4tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1/4tsp



  • Pressure cook dhal, tomatoes,turmeric powder and till oil.
  • Add small onions, sambhar powder and tamarind juice.
  • Add salt. Pressure cook for 2 whistles. Wait for 10 minutes before opening the cooker.
  • Now heat oil and splutter the ingredients for seasoning. Add it to sambharalong with grated coconut.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.