January 16, 2015

Uduppi Sambar

Another delicious Sambar Recipe from the divine city of Uduppi in Karnataka which is very famous for its mouth watering taste and flavor. This Sambar is made using more vegetables and freshly ground spices. Uduppi sambar  tastes heavenly not only with Rice but also with Idli and Dosa.

Ingredients for making Uduppi Sambar:

  • Vegetables like drumstick, carrot, ashgourd, bottle gourd, brinjal, broad beans etc, cut in to big cubes
  • Tamarind juice 4 cups extracted from a lemon size tamarind
  • Pressure cooked , Boiled thur dal from 4 tb spoons of Thur dal
  • Green chilli 1
  • Hing powder 1/2 tea spoon
  • Mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • Turmeric powder
  • Jagerry a goose berry size
  • Oil 3 tea spoons

For Sambar Masala:
  • Coriander seeds 4 tea spoons
  • Chana dal 2 teaspoons
  • Urad dal 2 tea spoons
  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  • Fenu greek 1/2 tea spoon
  • Red chillies 5
  • Grated Coconut 4 tea spoons

In a kadai dry roast the above items except coconut to golden brown and finally add the grated coconut to it and stir together till nice aroma comes.

After they get cooled down grind them to smooth paste with water and keep aside.

Method for making Uduppi Sambar:

Heat a wok or pan with 3 tea spoons of oil. Saute it with mustard seeds and add hing powder and turmeric powder.
After a stir add the chopped veggies and the green chilli to it and stir for 2 minutes. Now add the tamarind juice to it with required salt.
Let it to boil well till the veggies become soft.

Add the boiled thur dal and mix well. Now add the grounded paste. 
Add the jagerry piece and coriander leaves and curry leaves.
When the sambar thickens and boils well transfer it to the serving bowl.
Add two tea spoons of sesame oil or ghee on it and serve.


  1. been looking for a nice recipe of this to try. Thanks for sharing this.