Araithuvitta Sambar

This sambar is specially made by grinding certain ingredients and then mixing with sambar powder. It is served with rice.

Araithuvitta Sambar

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: KuzhambuCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This sambar is specially made by grinding certain ingredients and then mixing with sambar powder. It is served with rice.


  • Thuvar Dhal – 1/2 cup

  • Drumstick – 1 (or any other desired vegetable)

  • Sambar Onion – 5 to 6

  • Tomato – 1

  • Tamarind – A small lemon size

  • Sambar Powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

  • To fry and grind:
  • Red Chillies – 6 to 8

  • Coriander seeds – 1 tablespoon

  • Bengal Gram dhal – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Black pepper – ¼ teaspoon

  • Jeera – ¼ teaspoon

  • Fenugreek – 1/4 teaspoon

  • Grated coconut – 1 tablespoon

  • Oil – 2 teaspoon

  • For seasoning:
  • Oil – 2 teaspoon

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafetida powder – a pinch

  • Curry leaves – few


  • Cook thuvar dhal along with a pinch of turmeric powder in a cooker till soft.
  • Cut the drumstick (or any other vegetable) into 2 inch length pieces.
  • Cut sambar onion into two.
  • Chop tomato finely.
  • Soak tamarind in water and extract the juice. Add required water and make 2 cups of tamarind water.
  • In a frying pan add two teaspoons of oil and fry red chillies, coriander seeds, Bengal gram dhal, pepper, jeera, fenugreek and coconut gratings on medium flame till the dhal turn golden yellow and nice aroma comes out. Let it cool and grind to a paste.
  • Wash the mixie (blender) and add that to the ground paste and mix well. Keep it aside.
  • In a cooking pan add a teaspoon of oil and sambar onion. Fry till it turns transparent.
  • Add chopped tomato and fry till it mashes well.
  • Add drum stick pieces (or any other vegetable pieces) along with sambar powder, a pinch of turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and add just enough water to cover the vegetable. Cook on medium flame till the vegetable is soft.
  • Add tamarind water and again allow to boil.
  • When it starts boiling, add the ground paste, cooked dhal and stir well. Cook till it starts boiling again.
  • Season it with mustard, asafetida powder and curry leaves.


  1. I tried the sambhar and it turned out very good..thanks for ur receipe…

  2. Hi Rajeshwari,

    Nice to hear that the sambar turned out very good.

  3. I tried this and it came out well…
    in fact I tried many of your dishes and all it came well, thanks , It would be great if you could share the recipes for lemon rasam and tomato rasam. God, I love these rasams very much.. please can you share the recipies for both lemon and thakali rasam.

    Prabhakar – USA

  4. Hi Prabha,

    Nice to hear that this sambar came out well. I will post separately lemon and tomato rasam soon.

  5. Hi ,
    i tried this Sambar it came out very well,the flavour was awesome.i made it once with spinach too,tasted great.I made kesari from ur recipe i had never got such a nice soft flaky kesari ever before.thank you very much for ur recipes .
    keep on the good work.

  6. Hi Saranya,

    Thank you for visiting my site. Nice to hear the recipes you tried came out well.

  7. hi i am suganya doing bba 2nd year hi kamala ungala enakku romba pidikkum.. oru family girl appadina nan solluven kandippa athu neenga .. chance illanga …ellame perfect very perfect … keep this alwaysssssssssssssssssssssss

    all the best to youuuuu

  8. Hi Kamala madam,

    I tried this araithuvitta sambar today…awesome…thanks alot for all year recipes….superb mami

  9. Ponnammal Balasubramanian


    I made this Sambar yesterday and my
    children and husband liked it very much
    and we had this as a side dish for
    Rava Idli.

  10. nalini kannan

    hi madam,i tried this sambar and came out very well. its awesome and my husband loved it very much.thanks a lot for the receipe.keep going

  11. Hi, I tried this recipe and came out well. thank you….

  12. Thank you, Kamala Ma’am. This came out well.

  13. Nandita Shivkumar

    Being a tamilian i feel ashamed that till date my sambar has never turned out the way i want it to and i simply relish sambar. i read your recipe and put pretty much the same ingredients but may be didnt pay attention to the quantity and i guess the roasting which i am doing is not right.(may be over roasting) i will surely try your recipe and see how it turns out.

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