Potato Sambhar


Hello everyone.Welcome to my cooking corner again.People like to eat,enjoy and learn different cuisines from the world over which are also made everywhere.In India also many cuisines are famous but South Indian delicacies have a special place in all households in India.We make South Indian varieties like idlis,dosai ,medu vadas very frequently in our breakfast menu and children too like them a lot.And when we make these items we have to complete with sambhar and coconut chutney. Sambhar can be made in many ways, some of them being the mixed vegetable sambhar,onion sambhar,garlic tamarind sambhar and tomato sambhar. But today I will be making a different version of the regular veggie sambhar recipe replacing the veggies with our very common ingredient of every kitchen,potatoes.It is really very handy and is all complete with super tasteand tangy twist.So do make it in your homes and let me know how it turned out to be.The recipe is as follows—-

Ingredients:-For the Potato Sambhar:

  1. Split Pigeon Peas dal- 200 gms
  2. Potatoes(boiled)-1
  3. Sambhar Masala-2 tbsp
  4. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  6. Tomato-1
  7. Green Chillies-2
  8. Tamarind Paste-1 tsp
  9. Salt-According to taste

For the tadka:

  1. Black Mustard-1 tsp
  2. Curry Leaves-5-6
  3. Asafoetida-A pinch
  4. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp


DSC01176.JPGStep 1

Wash the dal and pressure cook it with water,salt and turmeric powder till done.Boil and peel the potatoes and mash them.Chop the tomato,green chillies. Cut the onions roughly and blanch them.

Step 2

DSC01160Take a kadhai and add vegetable oil.Add the black mustard,curry leaves,asafoetida and on spluttering add the roughly chopped blanched onions.Fry it and then add the chopped tomato and red chilly powder and fry it for five minutes.Next add the mashed potatoes and fry it well for four minutes and add the dal to it.Also add the tamarind paste.Add the sambhar masala and let it simmer on medium flame for ten minutes.

Our Potato Sambhar is ready to be served with steamed idlis and coconut chutney.


Coconut Chutney


  1. Coconut-200gms
  2. Split Bengal Gram-100 gms
  3. Green Chillies-2
  4. Fresh Curd-1 tbsp
  5. Salt-According to taste

For the tadka:

  1. Black Mustard-1 tsp
  2. Curry Leaves-3-4
  3. Asafoetida-A pinch
  4. Vegetable Oil-1 tsp


Step 1

Cut the coconut in small pieces.Roast the Bengal gram or chana dal. Chop the green chillies and fresh coriander.

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Step 2

Grind the coconut with roasted dal and green chillies. Take out in a bowl.Add the salt and fresh curd.

Step 3

Temper the chutney by adding some oil in a pan.To it add the black mustard,curry leaves and asafoetida and let it splutter.Pour this tempering in the chutney.

Our Coconut Chutney is done.Garnish it with chopped fresh coriander.

Friends do try the recipe at home.Share your comments and feedbacks. Have a great week everyone.Till then healthy cooking,happy living!!!