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January 3, 2009

Tomato Sambar For Dosa / Thakkali Sambar - Side dish for idli,dosa

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Generally most of us make chutneys for dosa and rarely sambar. But my husband Sendhil likes to eat dosa with sambar more than chutney.This gravy/Kuzhambu tastes more like tomato kurma and its my kind of recipeLove Struck.So I do this sambar specifically for dosa. It’s a good side dish for idli & chapathi too.Lets see how to make this kurma kind of thakkali sambar for idli,dosa.

Tomato sambar for dosa

Tomato sambar for dosa Thakkali sambar/Tomato sambar for idli,dosa - A kurma kind of sambar !
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes


  • Ripe tomato - 3 nos
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Curry leaves - few
To grind
  • Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
  • Fried gram dal/Pottukadalai - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp ( add 1.5 tsp for spicy taste)
  • Cinnamon - 1 small piece
  • Cloves - 1 no
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • Garlic - 3 cloves
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Boil the tomatoes adding 1 cup of water till its skin cracks.After its cool down,grind it along with other ingredients given under “ To Grind” to a smooth paste.Chop the onions finely.

  • Heat oil in a pan.Add the items under “to temper”.Saute the onions,curry leaves and add the ground tomato paste.Add 1 cup of water and salt.Boil well.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with dosa or idli.
Enjoy !
NOTE: If u want to make this for chapathi, add less water and make it thick.Try adding some vegetables!!

Spicy Sambar is ready to serve with dosa!I love to have this dosa with thick dosa more than crispy ones :)

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1 comment :

  1. This one is new to me,I will sure give it a try:)


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