Mango Sambar Recipe

Mango SambarIngredients for preparing Mango Sambar

  • Toor dal: 1 cup
  • Raw Mango:1 cup
  • Onion: 1
  • Drumstick:1
  • Tomato: 1
  • Green chillies: 2 -3
  • Tamarind: lemon size
  • Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 1tsp
  • Coriander powder:2tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds powder:1 tsp
  • Asafoetida powder: A pinch
  • Coconut oil: As needed
  • Mustard: 1 tsp
  • Cumin seed:½ tsp
  • Dry red chilli:2
  • Curry /coriander leaves :few
  • Salt as needed

Steps for preparing Mango Sambar

  1. Wash and soak Toor dal in 2 cups of water for 20 minutes. Pressure cook the dal with 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder and enough water. When it is done, remove the cooker from the stove and let the pressure to be released naturally.
  2. Soak tamarind in warm water for 15 to 20 minutes. When the tamarind gets soft and pulpy, and extract juice from it. Discard the pulp.
  3. Heat oil in a pan; add onion and green chillies. Saute them well. Then add drumstick, tomato and chopped mango. Stir and close the pan; allow the vegetables to cook on medium flame.
  4. When the vegetables are half cooked, add chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Stir well for 5 minutes.
  5. Mix the cooked vegetables with dal, let it boil. Then add tamarind juice, asafoetida powder and fenugreek seed powder and mix well.
  6. For the tempering, first heat oil in a pan; add in the mustard seeds. When they crackle, add cumin seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Fry them. Pour this mixture to the sambar.
  7. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Stir well before serving.
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