Turnip Sambar recipe with Homemade Sambar Powder
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Turnip Sambar recipe, Easy Turnip recipe. Turnip Sambar recipe with Homemade Sambar Powder. Delicious and flavourful sambar recipe with Turnip.
Recipe type: Sambar
Cuisine: South India
Serves: 3
  • 1 cup toor dal
  • 200g turnip, cubed
  • gooseberry size tamarind soaked in ¼ cup water for 20-25 minutes and then squeezed with the juice extracted & strained.
  • 2-3 tsp sambar powder
  • ⅓ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp fenugreek/methi seeds
  • 5-6 shallots, peeled
  • 1-2 dry red chilies
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida
  • ½ tsp urad dal/ black gram (optional)
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 medium-size tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt as required
  1. wash the dal and pressure cook the dal with a pinch of turmeric in 2 cups water.
  2. Once dal cooked well, lightly mash the cooked dal and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in another pan. add the mustard and let them splutter. Now add methi seeds, urad dal, dry red chili, and hing.
  4. Fry till the urad dal turns a light brown.
  5. Add in the shallots. Fry till the shallots become transparent and then add the tomatoes and curry leaves. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add the turnip. stir and fry for a minute.
  7. stir and add the cooked dal.
  8. Add Tamarind water and salt. Stir and cook over medium flame till the turnip slices are cooked.
  9. Simmer till the whole mixture is blended well and the raw aroma of the tamarind disappears.
  10. Now add in the Sambar powder and stir well. If the sambar appears thick, then add some more water and simmer for a few minutes.
  11. garnish with coriander leaves. Switch of the stove. serve the turnip sambar with steamed rice or idli or dosa.
I didn’t use coconut in this sambar. If you want to add coconut you can add at the final stage.
In this recipe, I used the homemade sambar powder if you don’t have sambar powder you can use 1 tsp chilly powder and 2 tsp coriander powder.
You can also add the dry roasted chilly, coriander seeds, Toor dal, and coconut and add the powder in the sambar, we call it as arachivitta sambar.
Recipe by Prema's Culinary at https://www.premascook.com/2020/01/turnip-sambar-recipe.html