Tiffin Sambar Recipe - Hotel Style Tiffin Sambar

Tiffin Sambar Recipe
Tiffin sambar is mittus fav either with idli, dosa or even ven pongal.  When it comes to hotel sambar nothing can beat annapoorna sambar and by telling this I dont claim this recipe as the same , this is just the sambar recipe we get it in mess or hotels :)

The weekend was a packed one though saturday started off on a boring note...Hubby surprised by taking us to a movie and that ended up for a great weekend. The movie was just ok kind but the togetherness and family times means the most to us :) And yest got to meet one of my close school friend as a new mommy and had a good time chatting.

Tiffin Sambar Recipe

Tiffin Sambar Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Split Yellow Moong Dal – 1/2 cup
Small Onion – 10 halved
Tomato – 1 chopped
Potato – 1 medium sized chopped roughly
Carrot - 1
Green Chilli – 1
Tamarind pulp – 1/2 tbsp
Jaggery – 1/2 tbsp (optional)
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp for garnishing
Salt - to taste

To roast and grind:

Channa Dal - 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Red chllies - 1

To temper:

Oil / Ghee - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 8
Hing - a generous pinch


  1. Dry roast the ingredients under 'to roast and grind' and grind it to a semi fine powder. Set aside. Dry roast moong dal till nice aroma comes and is slightly browned.
    How to make rajma masala - Step1
  2. Cool down,rinse it well and pressure cook with enough water for 4-5 whistles until its mushy. Smash it again with a laddle, set aside. In a kadai - add the onion, tomato and green chillies. Saute till tomato shrinks and raw smell leaves.
    How to make rajma masala - Step2
  3. Then add potato and carrot along with turmeric powder and salt and saute for 2mins. Then transfer this to the cooked dal. Either you can add more water at this stage and pressure cook for 1 whistle or just cook the veggies while boiling itself. Then add the roast and ground powder.
    How to make rajma masala - Step3
  4. Soak tamarind in warm water , discard the seeds and add this to sambar, then add jaggery. Allow the sambar to boil and thicken. Add required salt.
    How to make rajma masala - Step4
  5. Once it is boiled and reaches the desired consistency, add coriander leaves. In a kadai add the items under ' to temper' and transfer this to the sambar. Switch off.
    How to make rajma masala - Step5
This is perfect with idlis and dosas. Serve hot with idlis drizzled with ghee....heaven!! :)
Hotel Style Tiffin Sambar Recipe

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Hotel Style Tiffin Sambar Recipe

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