Tomato Sambar (with Coconut paste) | Thakkali Sambar

 Tomato Sambar | Thakkali Sambar

Tomato sambar or thakkali sambar

Tomato sambar or thakkali sambar is a quintessential South Indian side dish.In this recipe we don't add sambar powder instead we add special coconut paste that not only increases the flavour but the quantity of the sambar too and moreover there is no tamarind extract needed for this sambar.Check out this delicious, easy to make tomato sambar recipe below.


Tomatoes-1 cup chopped
Toor dhal-1/2 cup cooked and mashed
Onion-1 no chopped fine
Mustard seeds-1/2 Tsp
Fenugreek-1/4 Tsp
Curry leaves and coriander leaves few
Salt to taste
Oil-2 Tsps

Roast and grind together -

Cumin seeds-1 Tsp
Grated coconut-1/4 cup
Red chillies-6-8 nos


👉Cook the toor dhal with turmeric powder, a pinch of asafoetida and required water in a pressure cooker for 6-7 whistles, mash it and set aside.
👉Saute the ingredients given for grinding in 1 tsp oil and grind to a fine paste.set aside.

👉Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and allow it to splutter , next add onions and cook well.

👉Next, add the tomatoes and cook until its 3/4 th done.
👉Add the cooked dhal, ground paste, salt required water and allow the sambar to boil for 5 minutes.

👉Check for salt, garnish and serve hot.

Preparation time -20 mins
Serves -4

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