Instant Sambar | 10 minutes/ No Dal Sambar | Side dish for Idli / Dosai

no dal sambar/ instant sambar

If you are looking for an easy ,quick and instant sambar then try this which is a super easy which can be made in jiffy.I saw this on a TV program tried it for pongal it was yummy.

Preparation time: 5 mins
cooking time: under 15 mins
recipe type: accomplishment
Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Babitha
Serves-2 to 3


  • Roasted gram dal/ pottukadalai / chutney dal- 3 tbsp
  • onion-1 big,chopped
  • Tomato-1,chopped
  • Sambar powder-2 tsp( else see note)
  • Turmeric powder-1\4 tsp
  • Jaggery-a small piece(optional,i didn't add)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil-2 tsp
  • Mustard-1\2 tsp
  • coriander leaves- to garnish


1.Take fried gram dal in a mixer and powder it.Mix the powder in 1\2 cup of water ,keep ready.

2.Heat oil in  a kadai pop out mustard .Add in onion saute till it becomes translucent followed by tomato and cook till it becomes mushy.

3.Then add sambar powder,turmeric powder ,salt and the dal powder water to it and allow it to boil.

4.This get thicken fast to switch off accordingly.Add jaggery (if adding) and switch off

Garnish with corinader leaves and serve with idli /dosa / pongal or vadai.


1.If you don't have sambar powder add chilly and coriander powder as per taste.


  1. Easy and quick recipe dear ..Flavorful sambar :)

  2. This is super cool, instant sambar.

  3. delicious and lovely instant sambar....

  4. Never heard this flavor before, This is quick than usual tomato Rasam, Looks flavorful, I am trying it today as my fridge is loaded with tomatoes. !

  5. Will tryout some day babi Thanks for the easy sambar recipe.

  6. Wow, this looks super-cool, wil try them soon :)

  7. Wow superb. chutney maybe this too can be done in a jiffy for morning breakfast.


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