6 Best Sambar Recipes | Popular Sambar Recipes

Best Sambar Recipes: Find here list of 6 popular sambar recipes like Arachu Vitta Sambhar, Buttermilk Sambar, Brinjal Sambar and microwave sambar and many more with key ingredients and how to make process.

Sparshita Saxena, NDTV  |  Updated: August 11, 2020 15:40 IST

6 Best Sambar Recipes | Popular Sambar Recipes

Easy and tasty sambar recipes that you can try at home.

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 6 sambar recipes like Arachu Vitta Sambhar, Buttermilk Sambar, Brinjal Sambar and microwave sambar and many more with key ingredients and how to make process.

Here Are Best 6 Best Sambar Recipes For You To Try:

1. Sambar

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

ks5g33jSavour the taste of the most favourite South Indian curry.

2. Brinjal Sambar

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

rqqnf5dgThe South Indian favourite sambar recipe with the addition of brinjals.

3. Buttermilk Sambar

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


A tempting tadka poured over the sambar and served piping hot!

4. Arachu Vitta Sambhar

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 sambarMixed lentils with drumsticks, coconut, tamarind and spices - try this Keralite version of sambar.

5. Microwave Sambar

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

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microwave sambarA quintessential south Indian recipe made at home in a microwave.

6. Sambar Masala

Made with a wide variety of spice and herbs, ground and stored in an airtight container to be used for a longer period of time. You can use the same masala in various other dishes to up the tangy taste and give a twist to many different recipes.


Freshly made, homemade, aromatic powder used in the preparation of popular and delicious South Indian dish Sambhar. 


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