Easy Sambhar Recipe for (Masala Dosa)



  • Toovar dal – 1 cup
  • Tomato- 1 chopped
  • Onion – 2 chopped
  • Carrot – 1 chopped (optional)
  • Beans – 4 to 5 chopped (optional)
  • Brinjal- 2 cubed
  • Potato – 1 cubed
  • Tamarind (imli) pulp – as per the taste
  • Salt per taste

For The Tempering:-

  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 6 to 7
  • Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp


  1. Wash and pressure cook the dal, tomato, onion, brinjals, carrot, beans and potato with 2 cups of water.
  2. Once the dal is cooked properly mash it properly and then add the tamarind pulp,salt and 4 cups of water and bring it to boil.
  3. Now heat some oil in frying pan add mustard seeds, curry leaves .
  4. When the mustard seeds starts spluttering . Add this to the sambhar and simmer for 15 more minutes.
  5. Serve hot with masala dosa.

Note :- For masala dosa i prefer making sambhar little watery as it taste much better than the thicker version of sambhar.

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