Edamame Sambar

Written by Mullai

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  1. shanu

    Hi Mullai di,

    This sambhar looks great! I really want to try it. But you know di, I never get the actual sambhar taste, my sambhar just goes wrong some way or the other. We are punjabis and so very fond of south indian food but my sambhar never gives that smell at all. Everythime I smell the sambhar being cooked in the neighbour’s apartment I feel jealous (hope my neighbour doesn’t read this) Can you tell me where i am going wrong? I have tried MTR, MDH, etc…this time i brought some home made sambhar powder from india but it still doesn’t work. (btw i use the dried coconut powder and not the fresh one. is that the problem?)

    can you please guide me?


    1. Mullai

      Shanu, try fixing these… I know most North Indians use oily dal (Toor dal with oil), a type which is sold in many Indian stores. I personally don't prefer that for sambar..and that could be one reason for the taste difference. Try to buy (no oil) Toor dal and soak for at least 15 minutes before you cook. Then use good quality red chili powder and coriander powder (don't buy boxed brands.. try local swad fine ground if you don't bring from India). MTR sambar powder will do the rest , check this forum topic for a picture,


       follow the recipe and definitely you will know the difference. Using ghee for tadka will bring those neighbors to your house. Good luck !!

      1. shanu

        Ohhhh Mullai di! thanks a lot for a detailed reply…I will definitely try the remedies you mentioned! I am getting a new hope 🙂

        thanks again!


    1. Mullai

      Preethi, Its been a couple of years since I visited my hometown, so I don't have a clue as to what these modern supermarkets sell nowadays. I heard that some posh markets do carry some but not really sure, why don't you check and let us know ? Thanks.

  2. Pjay

    Hi Mullai, Edamame sambar sounds creative. But the pod is usually discarded after the seeds are eaten. I have never heard about eating the whole thing.

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