Udupi Sambar Recipe | Tiffin Sambar Recipe


Udippi sambar | Udupi style sambar is a new sambar recipe without the use of homemade sambar powder. I recently tasted this sambar in a friend’s house who is a native of Bangalore. The sambar was very different, aromatic. The secret, I’ve realized, is in grinding the sambar powder fresh, in very little batches, and grinding it well. If that is taken care of, and the Toor Dal is cooked nice and soft, this recipe. So, here’s presenting the recipe for Udupi sambar aka Bangalore hotel sambar or tiffin sambar.

0 Add to Favorites

Udupi Sambar Recipe | Tiffin Sambar Recipe

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 6
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Main Ingredients

To prepare sambar paste


Off On

  1. First Heat the pan with tsp of oil then roast all ingredients under the "to prepare sambar paste" table until turns golden color.

  2. Then transfer to a blender also add water and blend to smooth paste.

  3. Heat the large pan with oil then add onion & curry leaves ,Sauté for a couple of mins.

  4. Then add tomato sauté until tomatoes cooked well.

  5. Once tomato cooked well add cooked Toor dal . mix well.

  6. Then add prepared masala paste. simmer for 4-5 minutes.

  7. Now Add tamarind extract cook until tamarind raw smell goes off.

  8. To prepare seasoning, heat oil in small kadai and add mustard seeds, asafetida, dried red Chilli and curry leaves.

  9. Once its splutter then pour over prepared sambar. Add chopped coriander leaves .

  10. Now our Udupi sambar is ready to serve. Serve with Hot Idli, dosa, Pongal & Paniyaram.


  • Instead of kopparai / Dry coconut you can add Fresh coconut also.
  • You can add any vegetables also.
Keywords: udupi sambar recipe,traditional udupi sambar recipe,sambar recipe,karnataka udupi sambar recipe,how to make sambar,gomathi kitchen recipes

Did you make this recipe?

Tag @gomathikitchen on Instagram and hashtag it #gomathikitchen so we can see all your recipes.

Gomathi Ramesh

Food Blogger

Hi there! I am Gomathi Ramesh, a full-time food blogger, mother of 2 beautiful daughters and a lovely wife. I come from a family of fantastic cooks and I’m here to share generations of recipes that are homey, fresh, healthy, family-friendly, authentic, and adventurous. Most importantly, our recipes taste great and you can trust that they actually work.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Content is protected !!