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Brinjal Sambar

Brinjal Sambar

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: 4.0 from 1 votes
Course: KuzhambuCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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A common sambar recipe served with rice or idli and dosa


  • Brinjal – 3 (medium size)

  • Tomato -1

  • Thuvar dhal – Half cup

  • Tamarind – small lemon size

  • Sambar powder – 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon

  • For seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon oil

  • Half teaspoon mustard

  • A pinch of asafetida

  • Few curry leaves

  • Sambar onion – 4 or 5 cut length wise


  • Wash thuvar (thoor) dhal and add two cups of water along with a pinch of turmeric powder and pressure cook till soft.
  • Soak tamarind in water and squeeze out the juice.
  • Cut tomato into medium size pieces.
  • Cut brinjals into medium size pieces. Add water just to cover the brinjals.
  • Add tomato pieces, salt, sambar powder, turmeric powder and cook on medium flame till the vegetable is soft.
  • Add tamarind juice and allow to boil.
  • Now add the cooked thuvar dhal mashed well.
  • In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add the mustard. When it pops up, add asafotida, cut onions and curry leaves and fry for a while.
  • Add this to the sambar. Mix well. Remove from stove.
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