Avarai Sambar

avarai sambar

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Sabre bean/ Avarai-kai cooked with Thoor Dhal (Thuvaram Paruppu) and Tamaring pulp, one more famous sambar in TamilNadu.

Servings – 4 Persons


Avarai (¼kg -Cut 1inch pieces)

Thoor Dhal (1 cup) (Thuvaram Paruppu)

Turmeric Powder (1/4 tsp)

Garlic (Peeled 5nos)

Mustard Seeds (1/4 tsp)

Urad Dhal (1/4 tsp)

Asafoetida (2-3 pinches)

Dry Red Chillies (4nos)

Skin Peeled Shallots ( or  Onion Chopped 1/2 cup)

Tomato (Chopped 1/2 cup)

Curry Leaves (2sprigs)

Chilli Powder (1tsp)

Coriander Powder (2tsp)

(or use our home made Sambar Powder-3tsp)

Oil (1tsp)

Tamarind Pulp (1/4 cup)

Corriander leaves (1/4 cup chopped)


Clean and Pressure Thoor Dal (thuvaram paruppu), garlic, turmeric powder and with sufficient water. And Keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, saute mustard & urad dhal, wait till mustard sputters, add Asafoetida , dry red chillies,  onion (or Shallots), avarai, curry leaves for 3-5 minutes in medium flame. And then Pour 1/2 cup of water, for the vegetables to be cooked.

When vegetables are soft, add the cooked  Dhal, chilli powder, dhaniya powder and salt (or use our home made sambar powder-4tsp) and tamarind pulp.

Leave it to boil, in low flame for 3-5 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.


Dole our hot with Rice or with Idly/Dosai/Uppma

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