Brinjal Sambar

Brinjal Sambar

Recipe by S Kamala
4.0 from 1 vote
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.


  1. ashwin_bharathi

    wonderful blog

  2. Thank you for your comment.

  3. Just made this sambar .. came out to be awesome!

  4. Thank you SP.

  5. Hi Kamala Mami,

    Made the brinjal sambar for lunch…awesome…thanks

  6. Really thankful to you mam.. after watching ur blog in my life first time i started loving my kitchen… pls add some healthy rice recipes for kids

    • Thank you for your kind words. Please check the Rice category in our website. You will find some easy and kid’s recipes like Jeera rice, greens rice etc.

  7. Followed your recipe and the sambar came out exceptionally well. Thank you.

  8. arumai…….ippothan cook panninein….yummyy….thanks kamala amma

  9. Your recipes are simple and yet yummy when I cook them. It is difficult to find the wide range of varieties you have provided for the vegetables anywhere else. Appreciate your good work.

  10. How long to boil after adding the mashed dal. Should you boil or just mix? please explain

  11. Can you please tell me How long should you boil after adding the mashed dal.??

  12. Tried this out today and enjoyed it for lunch

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