Varuthu araitha Sambhar/வறுத்து அரைத்த சாம்பார் .



This recipe is form authentic Rak’s kitchen and she mentioned in it if a sambhar without dal could be cooked was asked to her and yes is the answer. i suppose this must be a traditional dish form the Brahmin community. After making this and tasting it i felt that we are unnecessarily adding dal to our Araithu vitta sambhar as usually it thickens after we add the ground mixture itself.Now for the recipe.


To roast and grind

Channa Dal -1 tsp

Urad Dal -1/2 tsp

Fenu greek seeds -1 /2 tsp

Raw rice -1 tsp

Red Chilli – 3 to 4

Coriander seeds -1 tsp

Hing – a small piece

Coconut – 2 tsp

For the Sambhar :

Yellow or white Pumpkin, Potato, Carrot  -1 cup

Tamarind – 1 small size

Turmeric powder -1 /2 tsp


To Temper :

Mustard Seeds -1 /2 tsp

Curry leaves – a few sprig


1. Roast the ingredients except coconut  in little oil .When cool grind it into a mixture along with coconut .

2. In a pan add the vegetables and add turmeric powder and water . Boil well. When the vegetables are cooked add the tamarind water .

3.After  the raw smell goes away add the ground mixture and salt and give a boil.

4. When done temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves.




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