Bombay sambar

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Bombay sambar is a simple and easy sambar that can be done in no time. It is slight tangy and very light sambar that goes well with hot idly and dosai.

Bombay sambar


      • 1 no – Onion ( chopped lengthwise thinly)
      • 1 no – Tomato (chopped finely)
      • 2 or 3 nos – Green chillies (slit it)
      • 1 tsp – Ginger garlic paste
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1 tbsp – Gram flour / Besan / Kadalai mavvu
      • 1 tbsp – Coriander leaves chopped (for garnishing)
      • Salt as needed


      • 1 tbsp – Coconut oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram / Ulunthu
      • 1/4 tsp – Cumin seeds
      • 4 or 5 nos – Curry leaves
      • 1 pinch – Asafoetida

Bombay sambar process

Preparation method:

  1. Mix gram flour in 4 to 5 tbsp of water without any lumps and set it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, season with items given in the list for seasoning. Add onion and green chillies, saute until transparent.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes along with required salt until mushy. At this stage add turmeric powder along with 2 to 2 1/2 cups of water(depends on the consistency you want) and bring it to boil. Cook for 5 mins.
  4. Now add gram four mixture and cook for 5 to 10 mins. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and switch off the stove. Simple Bombay sambar is ready and serve hot with idly and dosai.

Bombay sambar


  • You can also add finely chopped brinjals and potatoes in this recipe.
  • Gram flour should be mixed in water without any lumps.

Bombay sambar


  1. i love this sambar with idli.. very easy to make..

  2. perfect for chapathi and idli.. quick one too

  3. Comforting and delicious sambhar.. Nice side dish for idlys.. :)

  4. Lovely and perfect sambar, I love it and can be made in a jiffy...

  5. simple and easy sambar..perfect side dish for dosa or idly.

  6. yummy n hot luking sambar.beautiful presentation..

  7. Nice recipe... But u haven't mentioned adding ginger garlic paste in ur recipe...


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