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May 25, 2011

Kathirikkai Maangai Murangaikai Sambar / Drumstick Brinjal Mango Sambar

      I can that this is our family favorite combo.We all love this combo in any form.I particularly love my Paatti sambar very much..tats very special to me,all homemade powders by my Grandma.I miss that divine taste :( here, i used store bought chilli, coriander and sambar powder only...If u have already tried this combo then i don't need to explain about the taste and flavor..if not do please give a try..sure this will be a Hit to you...This sambar goes well with rice and idly, dosa,paniyaram also..Try this sambar and post your valuable comments and suggestions.the recipe follows:

  1. Tuvar dal    1/2 cup
  2. Moongdal   2 tbsp
  3. Brinjal   3 no.s(small purple )
  4. Drumstick   2 no.s
  5. Raw Mango   1/2 -1 (without seed)
  6. Onion   1 medium(sliced) in case of sambar onions use 10-12 no.s
  7. Tomato  1 no.
  8. Shredded coconut   1 tbsp or 3-4 sliced coconut pieces.
  9. Tamarind paste   1/4 tsp dissolved in 1/2 cup water
  10. Chilli powder   1/2 tsp
  11. Coriander powder   1 tsp
  12. Sambar powder   2 tsp
  13. Salt   to taste
  14. Cilantro    few finely chopped
To Temper
  1. Oil/ghee    2-3 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds   1/2 tsp
  4. Fennel seeds   1/2 tsp
  5. Asafoetida    a pinch
  6. Curry leaves    2 sprigs

  • Wash and Pressure cook tuvar and moongdal with enough water and few drops of Castor oil for 1-2 whistles and keep aside.
  • Wash and Cut vegetables to little big size pieces and put them in water until use.
  • In a blender,add tomato and coconut and run for few seconds..just coarsely and keep aside.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a vessel,add the tempering ingredients one by one and fry them lightly and then add sliced onions and saute lightly.
  •  Then add all the vegetables and fry for a minute and add all the dry powders and stir fry for 2 minutes then add the coarsely grounded tomato and coconut mix well.
  • Then add the tamarind juice and allow to boil.
  • When it starts boiling add the cooked and mashed tuvar dal and enough salt and water, mix everything well.
  • Allow the sambar to boil in medium heat and cook till vegs are done.
  • Add some finely chopped coriander leaves while sambar boils.
  • Thats it..tasty and flavorful kathirikkai mangai murangaikai sambar is ready.Serve hot with plain white rice.


  1. wowww looks very all time fav...

  2. thank you menaga...ungalukkum pidikkuma ?? super taste illa....

  3. I love this combo in sambar. Your Click with fryams and Pavakkai is wonderful..

  4. A delicious sambar with a different combo of veggies....looks delicious...

  5. Omg, tonguetickling sambar, ultimate combo, love this yummyyyyy sambar..

  6. This looks delicious. Love the addition of Mangai to this.

  7. I remember mom making this combo of sabzi often..this is my dad's favorite sabzi..that looks yummy..

  8. Am sure will be a Tasty Sambar!!!Nice Clicks.. :)

  9. love the sambar with veggies.. idli sambar is my fav.. nice!

  10. Thanks for this wonderful recipe..I have lot of brinjal in home..going to make this..
    You have a wonderful & colorful blog here
    Now i m following u

  11. Grandma's cooking is always very special. This looks lovely.

  12. Nice flavor combination in the sambar... Looks yum

  13. I have never added mango to my sambaar..but this is looking so yum. My MIL makes sambaar podi for me but other powders I use store brought...makes a huge difference if the podis are all home made.

  14. Use of fennel is unique , never used it in sambar

  15. Thank you gals for all your lovely all made my day :)
    @ Angela,saranya,sunanda welcome to my kitchen :) thanx a lot for stopping by here...sure will visit your space...

  16. Tasty looking sambar, loved the addition of mango. Would like to try ur version :):)

  17. Ummmmm...looks so tempting..will be delicious with rice!!

  18. oh dear.. love the flavors. we love this sambar too.. just perfect.. patty samayl is the best!!

  19. wow its really mouth watering sambar.never add mangos in sambar,sure will try this.:-)

  20. @ Divya...thanx for visiting my blog...yeah its really a yummy sambar,mango gives super flavor n mild tangy taste..try this sambar n let me know h it turned out to U...Do visit again..

  21. Thank you for this wonderful recipe, I am always afraid of making sambar but this one came out really well my husband said it was yummy :-)

  22. Yummy yummy sambhar paaps... totally addict to the super combo sambhar...

  23. This sambar looks amazng Sangee. Lovely clicks.



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