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Thuvaram Paruppu Sambar



Thuvaram Paruppu Sambar is a traditional South Indian dish made with toor dal (split pigeon peas), tamarind, and a variety of spices. It is usually served with steamed rice and is a popular accompaniment to idli, dosa, and other South Indian dishes. The dish is made by boiling the toor dal with tamarind, turmeric, and other spices until it is soft and creamy. The sambar is then seasoned with mustard seeds, curry leaves, and other spices.

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thuvaram paruppu (toor dal)

1 cup

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

sambar powder

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon

fenugreek seeds

1/2 teaspoon


1/2 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

tamarind paste

1 teaspoon


1/2 teaspoon

green chillies, slit


onion, chopped


tomato, chopped



1/2 teaspoon

chopped vegetables (carrot, beans, potato, etc.)

1/2 cup

fresh grated coconut

1/4 cup

sprigs curry leaves



1/2 cup



Step 1:

Wash and pressure cook the thuvaram paruppu with turmeric powder and 1/2 cup of water for 3 whistles.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and asafoetida.

Step 3:

When the seeds start to splutter, add the chopped onion, green chillies and curry leaves.

Step 4:

Saute for a few minutes and then add the chopped tomatoes.

Step 5:

Cook for a few minutes and then add the sambar powder, tamarind paste, jaggery and salt.

Step 6:

Add the cooked thuvaram paruppu and mix well.

Step 7:

Add the chopped vegetables and 1/2 cup of water.

Step 8:

Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.

Step 9:

Add the fresh grated coconut and mix well.

Step 10:

Serve hot with steamed rice.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 10883 users have chowed down on Thuvaram Paruppu Sambar a whopping 24649 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune are the top 5 cities gobbling up Thuvaram Paruppu Sambar like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Thuvaram Paruppu Sambar, our users are head over heels in november, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

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