I made this for lunch today, and my sixteen month old daughter ended up eating over half of the bowl I'd made for myself. I did skip the coconut, simply because I didn't have any. My veggies were pearl onions, carrots and spinach. I served it over couscous (is that too cross-cultural? At least it wasn't served over egg noodles!), and it was delicious. I will keep this in rotation. Thanks for this recipe!
I am a novice when it comes to Indian cooking but this turned out pretty good. I added 3/4 tsp salt. Thanks for the recipe.
Wonderful! My family and I really loved this soup. My biggest critic is my eight year old daughter and she loved it, asking for seconds. My husband insisted this become a staple in our home. That will not be a problem considering how flexible this recipe is. For veggies I used carrots, potatoes and fresh green beans. I did add two extra teaspoons of sambhar powder. Also, I split a serrano and threw it in with the vegetables. I cannot wait to try this again with different veggies! Served along rice, this was a very nice end to the day. Thank you agian for sharing this recipe.
I rwally wanted somthing this authentic.I know I was missing on something whenever I prepared my sambhar. Finally my search for a perfect sambhar dish has ended here. Thanks for this excellent recipe. Leonard
delicious sambar and not as intimidating to make as i envisaged it would be. even my husband who spent his childhood in south india was very impressed with this. i did make some minor changes - i omitted the coconut since i was serving this alongside masala dosa with coconut chutney. i only used carrot and celery for the veggies since i didn't want the concoction to be too heavy, since dosa itself is pretty filling. next time i will make a heartier version to eat by itself. i found the proportion of the spices to be exactly right and the spiciness blended just right with the tanginess of the tamarind. thanks for posting this.