sambar vada recipe & tiffin sambar recipe in Tamil
  • Vada/வடை ingredients:
  • 1 cup urad dal/உளுத்தம் பருப்பு
  • 1 tbsp Rava/semolina/ரவை
  • ⅓ cup water(for grinding the vada)/தண்ணீர்
  • 1 tsp crushed pepper/மிளகு
  • few coriander leaves/கொத்தமல்லி இலை
  • salt/உப்பு
  • oil for frying the vada/எண்ணெய்
  • Sambar/சாம்பார் ingredients:
  • 1 cup Toor dal/துவரம் பருப்பு
  • ⅓ cup moong dal/பாசி பருப்பு
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder/மஞ்சள் தூள்
  • 1 & ½ cup water(to cook the dal)/தண்ணீர்
  • 1 tsp ghee/oil/நெய்
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds/கடுகு
  • 1 tsp methi seeds/வெந்தயம்
  • 2 dry red chili/உலர்ந்த சிவப்பு மிளகாய்
  • few curry leaves/கறிவேப்பிலை
  • 10 small onion/சிறிய வெங்காயம்
  • 1 medium-sized tomato/தக்காளி
  • ⅓ cup tamarind extract/புளி சாறு + 1 cup water/தண்ணீர்
  • 1 tbsp sambar powder/சாம்பார் தூள்
  • 2 tsp salt/உப்பு
  • coriander leaves for garnishing/கொத்தமல்லி
  1. Vadai Method of preparation:
  2. Soak the urad dal & Rava/semolina for 1 hour.
  3. After an hour drain the water and add both urad dal & Rava in a mixie jar. Grind it to a smooth paste. add little water for grinding.
  4. I ground in mixie you can grind it in grinder also.
  5. transfer the grounded vada batter in a bowl.
  6. Add crushed pepper, coriander leaves, and salt. Mix well.
  7. Heat oil in medium flame. Once the oil becomes hot, take a little batter. Drop a small hole in the center using your thumb.
  8. Drop slowly into the hot oil. Turn and fry the other side.
  9. Once it turns golden remove from oil.
  10. Vadai is ready.
  11. sambar Method of preparation:
  12. Take Toor dal & moong in a pressure cooker. Add turmeric powder, and water and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles or until it mushy.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Add shallots and saute in oil till translucent
  16. Now add tomato & veggies(i didn't use any vegetables) and saute for 2 mins.
  17. Add cooked dal and ½ cup water and cook the veggies. Now add tamarind extract along with salt and allow the tamarind to boil till its raw smell goes off.
  18. Add sambar powder and stir well.
  19. Allow the sambar to boil for a minute. Add water to adjust the consistency of the sambar.
  20. Boil the sambar in medium flame for 2 mins and garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
  21. Serve the delicious Sambar with idli, dosa or vada.
Recipe by Prema's Culinary at