Fried chana dal sambar (Pottu kadalai sambar)

Fried Chana Dal Sambar, Pottu Kadalai Sambhar, Pori kadalai Kulambu


  • Fried chana dal(Pottu Kadalai) – 2 tbsp
  • Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped)
  • Tomato – 1 diced
  • Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Dry red chilli – 4
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish


  1. Fry Dry red chilli, Coriander seeds in a pan and then grind it as a powder.
  2. Grind and make a powder of fried chana dal separately.
  3. Heat Oil in vessel. Add Mustard seeds and Curry leaves.
  4. Then add Onion, Tomato, Salt, Turmeric powder and fry well.
  5. Then add 1½  cups of water and allow to boil. Add ground chilli-coriander powder mix and allow to boil till smell of masala goes.
  6. Now add Fried chana dal powder and combine it well. Allow to boil and garnish with coriander leaves. Then remove from heat.

Goes well with: Idly, Dosa.

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