Broad Beans -Arachuvitta Sambar

Avarakka- arachivita sambar

Avarakkai sambar


Shallots-1 Cup

Toor dal /Moong dal-1 cup

Tamarind juice-2 cup


Green chillies-2

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Asafoetida/hing- 1pinch



Spices for the grinding

Channa dal-2tbsp

Tuwar dal-2 tbsp

Green gram-1tbsp

Coriander seeds-3tbsp

Red chill-5

Grated coconut-5 tbsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp

Pepper-1/4 tsp

Cumin-1/2 tsp



For the Tempering/Tadka:

Mustard-1/4 tsp

Red chillies -4

Curry leaves

Preparation method


  1. Wash and clean the toor dal or moong dal,  add 1:2 ratio of water.
  2. Add turmeric powder, cumin seeds, hing  and  2 garlic cloves
  3. Cook it in a pressure cooker For the 3 to 5 whistles.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, red chillies and curry leaves.
  5. Once they spluttered, add onions or shallots, green chillies and sauté it
  6. Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, sambar powder, hing and salt cook it until oil floats out.
  7. Add cooked dal and tamarind juice mix it well and cook it For the 12 mins in a low flame.
  8. Add the ground paste and mix it well, cook for few mins in a slow flame.
  9. Add Fresh coriander leaves and serve it hot.