Sweet Pumpkin Sambar/ Kumbalkai Huli

Typical Udupi Sambar. There are a variety of Sambar prepared some with coconut and curd (Kodekyana/ Maggige Huli), without coconut (Bol Koddel) . This one is with dal and a little coconut.
Preparation Time
5 Minutes
Cooking Time
25-30 minutes
3-4 people
Sweet Pumpkin
Toor Dal
2 cups
½ Cup
1 Tsp.
To Taste
To Taste
To Grind
Grated Coconut
Sambar Powder
1 Tbsp.
1-2 Tsp.
To Season
Ural Dal
½ Tsp.
1 Tsp.
A Little
1.        Pressure cook the dal and set aside.
2.       Cut pumpkin to desired size; put it in a vessel with a cup of water and cook till the water boils.
3.       Add tamarind pulp, salt and jaggery.
4.       Grind coconut (fresh/ frozen) with Sambar powder to a smooth paste.
5.       Add cooked dal and ground masala and let it boil.
6.       Add curry leaves and season the Sambar.
7.       Adjust the consistency of Sambar accordingly.
8.       Ash gourd Sambar also can be prepared in the same way.
9.       Serve with steamed rice.


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