Sambar with Leftover


Dal fry and rasam is one of the epic combination in all Tamilians house. What you do when you have leftover Dal fry, vegetable stir-fry (poriyal) and rasam at home, no worries you can prepare a yummy sambar with all these. If you don’t have rasam never mind you can substitute rasam with little tamarind extract. Let us move on to the recipe…

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Sambar with Leftover

Sambar with Leftover

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 20 mins

Yields: 6 persons

1 cup – 160 ml


  • Dal fry – 1 cup
  • Rasam or Tamarind extract – 1 cup
  • Sambar powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Any veggies stir-fry/poriyal (optional) – ½ cup
  • Coriander leaves – 4 stalks
  • Salt to taste


  • Clean and finely chop the coriander leaves, keep it aside.
  • Add in the dal fry along with ½ cup of water in a kadai, stir it well, so that no lumps should be formed.
  • Keep in medium flame, let it boil, add in the veggie stir-fry/poriyal and pour in 1 cup of rasam.
  • Sprinkle sambar powder, cover and cook.
  • Stir well, let it boil and wait until it thickens.
  • Remove from fire, transfer it to a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot. Goes out well with Idly, Dosa or Adai/lentil dosa for breakfast or dinner.

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