Arachuvitta Kalyana Sambar Recipe, A Traditional Way to make Sambar
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Kalyana Sambar Recipe, How to make Traditional Arachuvitta Kalyana Sambar
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: TamilNadu
Serves: 4
  • ½ cup Toor Dal/Thuvaram Paruppu
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder/manjal thool
  • 10 Shallots / chinna vengayam
  • 1 Chopped Tomato/thakkali
  • 250g yellow pumpkin diced/manjal pusani
  • A Pinch Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)
  • To Taste Salt/uppu
  • For Garnishing Coriander Leaves/kothamalli elai
  • To ground Kalyana Sambar Powder we need:
  • 1 tsp Oil/ennai
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Seeds/muzhu kothamali
  • 1 tbsp channa Dal/kadalai paruppu
  • 1 tbsp toor dal/thuvaram paruppu
  • ⅓ tsp Teaspoon Fenugreek seeds/vendhayam
  • 3-4 Red Chili/sigappu milagai
  • 2 tsp Grated Coconut/thuruviya thengai
  • 1 tsp Oil/ennai
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds/kadugu
  • 1 tsp urad dal/ulunthu
  • 2 dry red chili/milagai
  • Few Curry Leaves/karuveppilai
  1. Take Toor dal in a vessel. Add turmeric powder, and water and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles or until it mushy.
  2. Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 mins and extract the juice and set it aside or you can pressure cook the tamarind along with dal in a separate vessel to make extract very fast.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add the grinding ingredients, roast them till the dal turns a light brown color. Finally, add the grated coconut and roast well.
  4. cool the ingredients and then powder them in mixie.
  5. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add dry red chili and curry leaves and saute for few seconds. Finally, add shallots and saute in oil till translucent
  6. Now add tomato along with other veggies(i used a yellow pumpkin) and saute for 2 mins.
  7. Add cooked dal and ½ cup water and cook the veggies. Add ground sambar powder and stir well.
  8. Now add tamarind extract along with salt and allow the tamarind to boil till its raw smell goes off. Allow the sambar to boil for a minute. Add water to adjust the consistency of the sambar. Boil the sambar in medium flame for 2 mins and garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
  9. Serve the delicious Arachuvitta Kalyana Sambar (Arachuvitta Sambar) with Fresh Ground Masala with hot steaming rice along with ghee.
1. Don't add so much dal because we are using sambar powder then the sambar becomes thicker
2. adjust the spice and salt level according to your tastebuds
3. sambar self-life is very less since we have added coconut, try to finish it by the same day.
4. you can add veggies of your choice
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 308 g Fat: 9 Carbohydrates: 57 Protein: 15
Recipe by Prema's Culinary at