Radish Sambhar(Sambar)

Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Total time: 45 mins

Serving size: 5 people



  • 1 small cup tur dal (Yellow split Pigeon peas)
  • ½ tbsp turmeric
  • ½ tbsp asafoetida (Hing)
  • 2/3 tbsp oil
  • 1 small finely chopped onion
  • 1 small finely chopped tomato
  • 2 cups chopped radish(mooli)
  • 2/3 tbsp tamarind water
  • Sambhar masala
  • 2 tbsp red chilli powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • ½ tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 and ½ tbsp urad dal
  • Curry leaves
  • 2 whole dry Kashmiri red chilli
  • Finely chopped coriander




  • Take one small cup of tur dal. Wash it properly. Add turmeric powder, asafoetida and water in it and pressure cook it for 3 to 4 whistles.
  • Once cooked turn off the gas and let it cool.
  • After cooling whisk the dal well and keep it aside.
  • In a not stick pan heat 2 to 3 tbsp of oil .
  • Add chopped onion, tomatoes and radish in it and let it boil for 5 mins.
  • Add the whisked tur dal, tamarind water, and red chilli powder, salt in it and mix it properly.
  • Add some water in it and cover the pan with lid and let it cook for 10 mins with continuous stirring.
  • Heat some oil in tadka pan add mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and Kashmiri red chillies in it. Saute it on low flame.
  • Pour this tempering over the sambhar and mix it properly.
  • Garnish it with coriander.



Nutritional Information:

Radish is rich in Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamins, and Calcium. Being low in calories is thus a good option for weight loss. Helps improve the digestion and metabolism of the body.


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