Monday, March 14, 2011

Fenugreek Leaves Sambar

This is a very easily made sambar. Hardly takes 20 mins once the cooked toor dal is ready. I love the flavor of fenugreek leaves especially in sambar. While the sambar was boiling my home was fully filled with fenugreek leaves flavor.

Washed Fenugreek leaves  - 1 cup
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
Cooked toor dal - 3 tsp
Tamarind Extract - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Sambar Powder - 1.5 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Hing - a pinch
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Salt - as needed

  • In a pan, add oil, once hot add mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves. When they splutter add fenugreek seeds, urad dal and fry for 5 secs.
  • Immediately add fenugreek leaves and fry until all the leaves shrink.
  • Add sambar powder. Fry well. 
  • Then add salt, tamarind water and bring it to a boil for 3 mins.
  • Now add the cooked toor dal and let this boil for 7-10 mins until the sambar becomes thick.
 Tastes great with rice and ghee.


  1. I just love methi leaves and this is a must try for me :)
    Looks delicious..

    US Masala

  2. Nice healthy sambar. Love the flavor of methi leaves