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pumpkin sambar recipe
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pumpkin sambar recipe

pumpkin sambar recipe
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 3/4 cup tur dal
  • 1/4 cup coconut pieces
  • 2 tbsp sambar masala - adjust according to its spice level
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 no green chilli
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 2 medium onions - chopped roughly
  • 1 medium tomato - chopped roughly
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 2 cups white pumpkin chopped
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste


  • Cook tur dal with enough water until it gets mashed. If in cooker, use 1 cup dal and 3 cups water and cook to 4 whistles.
  • Heat 1/2 tbsp oil and roast the coconut pieces/grated coconut in simmer until reddish brown.
  • Switch off and and sambar powder to it and mix well.
  • Grind it to a smooth paste and keep it ready.
  • Splutter mustard seeds, Green chilly and asafoetida. Fry for a minute
  • add chopped onions, curry leaves and fry until brown
  • once its brown, add the tomatoes and fry for a minute.
  • Add the chopped vegetable(white pumpkin) , salt and turmeric powder. Mix well
  • Pour little water and close and cook until vegetables are almost done.
  • Now add the cooked dal and tamarind extract. boil for 5 more minutes in medium flame.
  • Add the ground masala.Close and cook until it boils