Thursday, December 17, 2009

Varutharacha Sambar(Palakkad style)

This preparation of sambar has been liked by many people as it is different from the rest.Just try this preparation with Rice or idlis..

Toor daal-2 cups
Ash gourd/winter melon/white gourd-1/4 kg
Shallots- 10
Drum sticks-2
Tamarind Juice-1/2 cup
Asafoetida-1 tsp
Turmeric Pwd-1/2 tsp

For Grinding:
Corriander seeds-1/4 cup
Red chillies-5-6
Coconut-1/2 cup
Curry leaves-1 string
Fenugreek seeds- 1tsp

For Seasoning:
Red chillies
Curry leaves
Fenugreek seeds

Salt and oil as desired.
Pressure cooker Toor daal for 5 whistles with turmeric pwd and salt.
Now add all the veggies  xcept tomatoes and boil till half cooked.
Add the tomatoes and tamarind juice.
Grind all the ingrediants into a fine paste
Add the ground masala to the boiled ingrediants.
Add Asafoetida now and once boiled season sambar.

Serve hot with rice or idlis.


  1. Varutharacha sambar sounds so yummy...must have been an aromatic treat:) Picture looks great:)

  2. I love this..looks yummy and perfect with nalla kuthari choru

  3. Ithu nannaaaaaaayittundu....Kollaaam

  4. hi,

    Was looking for this recipe in several sites... However in this coconut is not being fried. Appol ithu "varuthu aracha" sambar allallo...