Dill Leaves Sambar

Mupu  Eats  brings to you  Karnataka special  very healthy, tasty and easy  Dill Leaves Sambar . Dill Leaves Sambar is a unique sambar recipe prepared in North Karnataka. This Dill Leaves sambar is considered to be very healthy as it is filled with dill leaves , which has many medicinal properties.

Dill Leaves sambar is easily prepared with very simple ingredients using dill leaves ,  brown chickpea , green gram, toordal spiced with rasam powder. This Dill Leaves Sambar is fulled packed with nutrients as dill leaves is a good source of Vitamin c which boosts the immune system. Brown chickpea and green gram  provides high content of proteins that helps in the overall development of the body.

Try this Healthy North Karnataka special Dill Leaves Sambar  and share your feed back with me in the comments section. Check my food blog on every Saturdays for awesome recipes.

Preparation time  –  5 minutes

Cooking time  –  15 minutes

Total time  20 minutes

Serves  – 3 to 4 members

Ingredients :-

  • 1 to 3/4  cup  dill leaves finely chopped (sabbsega soppu )
  • 1 tbsp  green gram ( hesarakalu)
  • 2 tbsp brown chickpea ( kadalekalu)
  • 2 tbsp toordal  ( thogare bele )
  • 2 tbso or  half onion
  • 2 tbsp tomato chopped
  • 1/4  cup grated coconut
  • 2 to 1 1/2  tsp rasam powder
  • 1/4  tsp rice
  • 1/2  tsp roasted coriander seeds
  • 1/2  tsp tamarind paste
  • ½ tsp jaggery
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2  tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4  tsp cumin seeds
  • Pinch of hing
  • 1 guntur red chilly
  • Few curry leaves
Dill Leaves Sambar  served topped with tempering  of mustard seeds, cumin seeds ,curry  leaf and red chilly  with sprig  of dill leaf.
Dill Leaves Sambar

Method :-

Wash the green gram and brown chickpeas in water and soak in water 12 hours before using.

Wash toor dal in water and soak it 1/2  hour before using.

Dry roast the rice in small wok till light  brown.

Heat 1/2  tsp of oil in small wok and roast the onion and tomato slightly, switch off the stove and put in fresh coconut and give a nice mix ,allow to cool down.

Cook the green gram, brown chick peas, toordal and dill leaves with with 2 1/2  cups of water , liitle salt, turmeric powder in cooker till soft or till 4 to 5 whistles. ( you may add little soda while cooking dal and gram to avoid hardness in the grams.}

In the mean time crush the roasted onion, tomato, coconut,rasam powder, roasted rice, roasted coriander seeds with water to fine paste.

Then combine the grinded paste with cooked greens, dal and grams nicely and heat the sambar on medium flame.

When the sambar starts to boil ,add salt , tamarind paste  and jaggery  and give a nice mix.

In this stage add the hot water to the sambar as per your wish and allow the sambar to boil nicely till 3 to 4 boils.

In the meah time prepare the tempering for the Dill Leaves Sambar.

Heat 1/2 tsp oil in small wok and put in cumin seeds, mustard seeds, hing  and curry leaves..

When mustard seeds and cumin seeds starts to splutter add red chilly and give quick mix and  switch off the stove.

Pour the tempering on the hot and yummy Dill Leaves Sambar.

Serve the healthy Dill leaves Sambar  with hot steamed rice along with ghee.


  • You may skip onion in this recipe.
  • You may avoid green gram and can rise the quantity of brown chickpeas.
  • This Dill leaves Sambar goes awesome with ragi ball and chapathi.
  • You may use sprouted brown chickpeas and sprouted green gram to make more healthier.

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