Thakkali / Tomato Sambar

Tomato Sambar goes great with Idly and Dosa. The Tangy taste will stays in your mouth.

Tomato Sambar is easy to make and very very tasty.


Ingredients                        Measurement
Onion                                       1 medium sized
Tomato                                        3 small
Freshly grated Coconut                              ½ cup 
Roasted gram                    2 tbsp
Turmeric powder                       ½ tsp
Mustard seeds1 tsp
Green Chili                             1 (medium sized)
Red Chili powder                         1 tsp
Fennel seeds                                1 tsp
Split urad dal                                                  1 tsp
Curry leaves                                1 strand
Coriander leaves                         1 fist
Salt                                                      to taste
Oil2 tsp


1. Chop the onion roughly.
2. Chop 1 tomato finely.
3. Blend 2 tomatoes, roasted gram, fennel seeds and freshly grated coconut into a fine paste.
4. Cut/slit the green chili.


1. Heat a pan with oil.
2. once the oil id hot, Season with cinnamon and cloves.
3. Add in cut slit green chili, curry leaves, roughly chopped onion and saute for a while.
4. Now add finely chopped tomatoes and saute well until tomatoes turns mushy.
5. Add in turmeric powder and red chili powder(here I am using 1 tsp, if you like to have spicy sambar add chili powder of your taste).
cook until raw smell of chili powder goes off.
6. Now time to add in the blended mixture and salt. Mix well and add 1 to 2 cups of water and let it boil.
7. Add chopped coriander leaves and continue to boil. Boil the sambar for 3 – 5 mins.
8. Once the Sambar is thickens, turn off the flame.
9. Enjoy this tasty Thakkali Sambar with Idly/Dosa.


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