Arhar Dal Sambar (Toor Dal Sambar)

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Arhar Dal Sambar (Toor Dal Sambar)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :1 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 30 Min


Serves : 2
  • 1 small cup soaked Toor dal (Arhar dal)

  • 1/2 onion finely chopped

  • 1 small size tomato finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp Oil

  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds

  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 pinch hing

  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala

  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder

  • 1 tsp sambar powder

  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tsp Ginger garlic paste

  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder

  • salt to taste

  • few Curry leaves


  • In the mixing bowl soak the dal for an hour, after take Pressure cooker add soaked n drained arhar dal , turmeric, little oil , chopped tomato and 2.1/2 cup water mix well. pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  • After take the cooked dal mixture and mash it well with help of masher.
  • In a kadai, heat the oil add mustard, Cumin seeds, hing, Ginger garlic paste, and Curry leaves saute well and allow to splutter them.
  • Now add chopped Onion Saute until they turns translucent.
  • Next add cooked and mashed dal mixture mix well.
  • Additionally add all masala ingredients like chilli powder, Coriander powder, garam masala, sambar powder and salt according to taste then stir well.
  • Cover and boil for 2 mins on low to medium flame.
  • Additionally add chopped coriander leaves mix well.
  • Enjoy the toor dal sambar with Rice or roti...