This is very good dish to serve with Idly / Dosai. We can prepare this very quickly and hence the name Avasara sambar (Quick Sambar)

Onion - 1 big size
Tomato - 1
Green chilli - 2
Gram Flour / Basin Flour - 1 1/2 table spoon
Tamirind - Small lemon size
Sambar Powder - 1 table spoon
Salt - for taste

For Seasoning:
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Curry Leaves - few


  • Soak the tamarind in the water and extract the juice and keep it separately. Cut the onion & tomato.
  • Heat the oil in the pan and add the mustard seeds once the oil gets heat. When the mustard seeds begins to sputter add the curry leave and the onion
  • Once the colour of the onion change to light brown color add Tomato
  • When the tomato is cooked add the extracted tamarind juce, green chillies (cut lenght wise) and add sambar powder and salt.
  • Once the mixture started boiling add the Gram/Basin Flour and add water.
  • Quick (Avasara) sambar is ready to serve for Idly/Sambar.
As you know brahmin sambar is of special taste.. and you can try them below
Idly Sambar (Gotsu)
Onion Sambar (Vengaya sambar)
Araithuvitta Sambar
Sambar (using sambar podi)
Fried Sambar

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