5 Best Sambar Recipes

 , NDTV  |  Updated: March 22, 2018 16:22 IST

5 Best Sambar Recipes
Can you imagine life without a bowl of steaming sambar? This quintessential accompaniment to idlis, vadas, and dosas has essentially been a favourite among South Indians and gradually traveled across India to become one of the nations' best loved delicacies. Although there exist varied versions of dish all across, the authentic tinge of the dish remains ubiquitous.

The genesis of the dish remains disputed and legends have different stands on this. The Maratha legend holds sambar to have taken birth in the royal kitchen of Thanjavur Marathas where the king's court named the novel recipe after their guest, the Maratha emperor, Sambhaji. Other sources link sambar's origins to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Whatever the past may be, the present holds a strong and undisputed love for sambar in every Indian's heart. For those with an indomitable spirit to cook this marvelous recipe, we bring you our top 5 sambar recipes - from the classic to those with a twist.

1. Sambar
Recipe by Niru Gupta

The age old favourite, here's the classic sambar recipe. Yellow lentils cooked in a broth of masalas, curry leaves and fresh veggies.


2. Brinjal Sambar
Recipe by Niru Gupta

The vintage sambar recipe revamped with a fresh addition of brinjal. Treat yourself with something new.

brinjal sambar

3. Buttermilk Sambar
Recipe by Aditya Bal

Give your regular sambar curry a creamy twist. Brinjal and lady finger cooked with the soothing flavour of buttermilk.

buttermilk sambar

4. Arachu Vitta Sambhar
Recipe by Aditya Bal

An integral part of the Onam festivities, this one is an authentic sambar curry made with a concoction of various dals, drumsticks, coconut and tamarind.

arachu vitta sambar

5. Microwave Sambar
Recipe by Niru Gupta

Cut yourself some slack and skip the stove cooking altogether! Here's how you can cook it in a microwave.


  microwave sambar

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