Kadamba Sambar Recipe – A traditional Sambar made with lot of vegetables and is served on festivals and weddings.
Kadamba Sambar is a famous Sambar in South India. it is very easy and simple to make. When I have veggies like carrot, brinjal, drumstick etc at home, then I would make this Kadamba Sambar/Mixed Vegetable Sambar.
My mom makes this Kadamba Sambar at home on festivals like Ayudha Pooja, Vinayaga Chathurthi etc. I also make Kadamba Sambar on festivals. The veggies give a good flavor to the Sambar and when you spoon a teaspoon of ghee, you get a very flavorful and aromatic Sambar.
If you are interested in any other Sambar recipes, then you might try:
Preparation Time. 10 minutes
Cook Time. 20 minutes
Recipe Category. Main
Recipe Cuisine. South Indian
Mixed Vegetables – I have used corn, chow chow, beans, carrot etc. but you can add veggies of your choice.
Carrot – 1
Brinjal – 2
Potato – 1
Ridge Gourd, Peerkangai (small) – 1
Drumstick – 1
Toor Dal – 1 cup
Onion (chopped) – 1
Tomato (chopped) – 1
Tamarind – small lemon sized
Sambar Powder – 1 and 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds – 1/4 teaspoon
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Oil – 1/4 cup
Ghee – 1 teaspoon (Optional)
Salt – as desired
Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.
1. Pressure cook toor dal by adding three cups of water for three whistles. It will take about 10 minutes. Then wait for some time, release the pressure, and open the cooker lid.
The toor dal should be mushy if not just mash it with a ladle. Meantime, soak tamarind in water for 10 minutes and extract its juice. Meantime, soak tamarind in water and extract 3 cups of tamarind juice by adding water.
2. Heat a pan, and add oil. When oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Now add onions and curry leaves.
3. Fry them until onions turns transparent. Then add the tomatoes and fry for a minute or so. Then add the mixed vegetables and saute until mixed vegetables are half cooked.
4. Now add a cup of tamarind juice along with a cup of water followed by salt. Cook for about three minutes. Then add the sambar powder and cook for five minutes until the raw smell of the sambar powder goes away.
5. Add mashed toor dal and stir well. If you wish, you could add little more water. Cook for about seven to ten minutes and bring the vessel down. Finally, if you wish drizzle a teaspoon of Ghee on the sambar.
Now, Kadamba Sambar is ready! Serve it with hot rice and poriyal.