South Indian Special Arachu Vitta Sambar Recipe

Ingredients :

Brinjal/ Kathirikai – 3

Small onions/ Sambar vengayam/ Chinna vengayam – 5

Red gram/ Thuvaram paruppu – 1/2 cup

Bengal gram/ Kadalai paruppu – 1/2 spoon

Tamarind water/ Puli karaisal

Grated coconut/ Thuruviya thengai – 2 to 3  spoons or Coconut pieces – small (few)

Fenugreek/ Vendhayam/ Venthayam

Coriander seeds/ Dhania

Red chili’s/ Kaintha milagai – 6

Turmeric powder/ Manjal thool

Cumin seeds/ Seerakam/ Jeeragham

Mustard/ Kaduku

Curry leaves/ Karuveppilai

Oil/ Yennai


Method :

1. Pressure cook the red gram by adding  one and half cups of water, half teaspoon of oil, and pinch of turmeric powder

2. Then fry in oil and grind, by adding red chili’s, coriander seeds, bengal gram, grated coconut and fenugreek

3. Take a pan add oil, heat it, after oil gets heated fry by adding  brinjal, and small onions

4. Now add tamarind water, fried vegetables, grinded masala, salt to the pressure cooked red gram, mix well, and close the lid for the sambar to cook

5. Take a pan add oil, mustard, cumin seeds and curry leaves let it splutter, add this to the sambar and mix well, the recipe is ready


Brinjal in tamil is called Kathirikai

Small onions in tamil is called Sambar vengayam/ Chinna vengayam

Red gram in tamil is called Thuvaram paruppu

Bengal gram in tamil is called Kadalai paruppu

Tamarind water in tamil is called Puli karaisal

Grated coconut in tamil is called Thuruviya thengai

Fenugreek in tamil is called Vendhayam/ Venthayam

Coriander seeds in tamil is called Dhania

Red chili’s in tamil is called Kaintha milagai

Turmeric powder in tamil is called Manjal thool

Cumin seeds in tamil is called Seerakam/ Jeeragham

Mustard in tamil is called Kaduku

Curry leaves in tamil is called Karuveppilai

Oil in tamil is called Yennai