Pottukadalai sambar/Roasted Gram Sambar / Sambar with no cooked dal recipe

One day my MIL prepared this sambar for dinner, i asked what is this? She said sambar, but it dont taste like sambar i said. Then she replied it doesn’t made in toor dal, its fully made by pottukadalai. It is very famous in her native. Really! taste is very awesome.So i like to share this recipe here. And to its low in calories, but rich in iron.  For idly and dosai is a best combination.

Serves : 3

Prep Time : 10 mins       Cooking Time : 20 mins


Onion : 1/2 Finely chopped

Tomato : 1 Finely chopped

Capsicum : 1 medium size

Water : 2.5 glass

Pottukadalai powder : 3 Tbsp

Oil : 3 tsp

Mustard seed : 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Sambar powder : 2 tsp

Coriander leaves for garnishing


  1. In a sauce pan take oil, put mustard seed. once cracked add onions, saute it for 3 mins and add tomato, saute it turn till mushy form. Then add chopped capsicum into it, close it with a lid cook up to capsicum get cooked.20161224_193841
  2. Then add water, salt amd sambar powder, allow it to boil for 5 mins on a medium heat. In a bowl add grounded pottukadalai powder, mix it with a little water and add this mixture to boiling sambar. Cook for 2 mins for thicken. Then serve with dosa or idly.20161224_201715


    1. You can add any vegetables to this sambar. I love capsicum that y cooked with that.

2 Comments Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.