Tiffin Sambhar/Instant Sambhar/Greengram dal sambhar


This sambhar is time consumping but it sounds good only with tiffins like Idli, Dosa, Bhajji and Vada.

Tiffin Sambar

Tiffin Sambar


  • Big onion – 1 no
  • Tomato – 1 ½ no
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Greengram dal  – 3 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – a strand
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split blackgram – ¼ tsp
  • Methi seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Sambhar powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Coriander leaves – for garnishing
  • Oil – 3 tsp


  • Boil greengram dal in water. Mash it nicely.
  • Finely chop onion, garlic and tomato into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Put mustard, blackgram, curry leaves. Wait till it crackle.
  • Put onions, garlic and fry till it becomes transparent.
  • Put tomatoes and fry till it become mushy.
  • Pour the greengram dal. Pour 2 cups of water.
  • Put sambhar powder, salt and asafoetida. Stir well.
  • Cover with the lid and let it boil.
  • When the raw smell goes, remove the lid.
  • Let it become little thick and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with Idli, Dosa, Bhajji and Vada.

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