Radish (daikon) sambar recipe

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Let see how to Cook authentic tamil food Radish (daikon) sambar recipe from scratch by following Step By Step instructions..

Tamil Cuisine  -  Vegetarian RecipesSambar Recipes (entree)
Prep Time:0 minutes | Cooking Time:1 hour
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  1. Sliced Radish (daikon) pieces - 1/2 kilogram
  2. Pigeon pea - 1 cup
  3. Spit green gram - 1/4 cup
  4. Tamarind juice - 1/2 cup
  5. Sambar powder - 3 teaspoon (tsp.)
  6. Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon (tsp.)
  7. Shallot (sambar onion) - 5
  8. Tomato - 2
  9. Cumin seed - 1 teaspoon (tsp.)
  10. Mustard seed - 1/2 teaspoon (tsp.)
  11. Curry leaf - 10 count.
  12. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  13. Oil - as needed
  14. Salt - as needed


  1. Heat oil in a pan and roast the Radish (daikon) until the edges change color and keep it aside.
  2. In pressure cooker add pigeon pea, split green gram, little cumin, 2 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook for 4 whistle.
  3. In a pan add roasted Radish (daikon), little water, salt and bring to boil. Now add sambar powder, turmeric powder and boil. Now add tamarind juice and bring to boil. Now add cooked (Pigeon pea + spit green gram). Boil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove sambar from heat and keep it aside.
  4. In a pan heat oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, shallot (sambar onion), curry leaf and sauté until the shallot (sambar onion) turns translucent. Once onion is sautéed add asafoetida powder. Now add this to sambar. Mix well and serve.


  1. Goes well with rice, idli, dosai.