Carrot Beans Sambar ~ Lunch Box Series : LBS#7

Carrot Beans Sambar

Carrot Beans Sambar is one of the sambar varieties that’s popular in Tamil Nadu. The sweetness of carrot lends a unique taste to this sambar.

Since this post was many years ago, I decided to redo the same dishes and took new pictures as part of the BM#90, Redo Old posts. I enjoyed making it again as we no longer make this combination of Carrots and Beans in a Sambar as Hubby Dear feels the sambar ends up being sweet. However, I vouch it tastes very good.

– Updated 27 July 2018

For today’s lunch, I made Sambar with Carrot and Beans. I was quite taken aback when my friends expressed surprise on hearing that we make sambar with these two vegetables. I have always remembered Amma making this sambar, quite frequently at our place. And the fry I like with this was, Arbi or colacasia fry/roast. It is called chamagadda in Telugu and cheppankizhangu in Tamil.

Well, I don’t have to extend much in telling the tale of this wonderful Vegetable and my unconditional love for Veggie. Hah, the luxuries of being a spinster and getting spoiled by Mom’s cooking!. I just love the dishes Amma makes from Arbi. Amma never fails to mention to my hubby dear, about my food choices. She used to feel bad that I wasn’t anymore expecting such delicacies or conditions, now that I do my own cooking. But its always a wonderful memory, thinking of the time Amma used to take care in making hot Arbi fry with Sambar for me. I guess everybody misses their childhood and the tales related to it. I try to a greater extent, make sure my daughter has lots to relate later. Hope I am doing the best.

Coming back to this combo, my daughter just loved it the first time I made for her, so I try to make this combo at every opportunity I get. But when we pack it, it loses its texture. Since it was just too long since I had made this, I just went ahead for having this for lunch.

The Arbi Roast that was part of this post will be shared separately.

Do try this vegetable mix and enjoy the sambar!

Today’s Lunch Box had

Carrot Beans Sambar
Arbi / Colacasia Deep Fry
Plain Rice
Curd Rice.

Carrot Beans Sambar

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Carrot Beans Sambar ~ Lunch Box Recipes #7

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins

Ingredients Needed

For the Boil

1 cup Toor Dal
50 gms Carrot
50 gms Beans
A Pinch Turmeric Powder
Making the Sambar

1 tsp Whole Spice Blend for Sambar
Handful Curry Leaves
4 Cloves Garlic
100 gms Shallots / Sambar Onions
2 tsp Sambar Powder
2 medium Tomatoes
2 tsp Tamarind Extract about a small lemon size
Handful Coriander Leaves
2 tsp Cooking Oil
Salt to Taste

Prep Work

Soak tamarind and extract pulp.
Chop the vegetables into 1 inch pieces.
Soak the shallots and garlic in water for the skin to peel away quickly.

Making the Sambar

In a pressure cooker, take the dal, turmeric powder, and twice the water.
Pressure cook for 3 whistles. Once the pressure falls down, add chopped carrot and Beans.
Add water as required and pressure cook for another whistle.
In a nonstick pan, heat oil, add the whole spice blend for Sambar. Saute well.
Next add the hing, and shallots, curry leaves and saute well.
Then add the chopped tomatoes, sambar powder, salt. Simmer till the tomatoes are mushy.
Add tamarind extract and continue cooking.
Once the oil comes out on the sides, add the cooked dal along with vegetables.
Bring to a boil, add water as required.
Add coriander leaves and simmer for 5 to 7 mins.
Serve with Rice and Arbi Roast.

Carrot and Beans Sambar

Hope you enjoyed my lunch box today.

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Carrot Beans Sambar ~ Lunch Box Recipes #7
Carrot Beans Sambar is one of the sambar varieties that's popular in Tamil Nadu. The sweetness of carrot lends a unique taste to this sambar.
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Prep Work
  1. Soak tamarind and extract pulp.
  2. Chop the vegetables into 1 inch pieces.
  3. Soak the shallots and garlic in water for the skin to peel away quickly.
Making the Sambar
  1. In a pressure cooker, take the dal, turmeric powder, and twice the water.
  2. Pressure cook for 3 whistles. Once the pressure falls down, add chopped carrot and Beans.
  3. Add water as required and pressure cook for another whistle.
  4. In a nonstick pan, heat oil, add the whole spice blend for Sambar. Saute well.
  5. Next add the hing, and shallots, curry leaves and saute well.
  6. Then add the chopped tomatoes, sambar powder, salt. Simmer till the tomatoes are mushy.
  7. Add tamarind extract and continue cooking.
  8. Once the oil comes out on the sides, add the cooked dal along with vegetables.
  9. Bring to a boil, add water as required.
  10. Add coriander leaves and simmer for 5 to 7 mins.
  11. Serve with Rice and Arbi Roast.

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33 comments

  1. i Srivalli,

    Visiting your blog for the first time. You know some thing, I too use whatever veg is available for sambhar. While staying in places in Hubli, Bidar, I had to.

    So many new recipes in this blogosphere! Do you take part in the virtual events organised by Food bloggers?

    Visit you leisurely.bye for now.latha

  2. Welcome to my blog latha…yeah I try to participate in the virtual events. Its actually fun. Do try it when you have time. Thanks for visiting and do come again.

  3. I always make Sanbhar with beans,carrots,potatoes,tomatoes or anything else I can find.I added Bottle gourd peels yesterday!:)
    Looks great,yummy selection for lunch.

  4. hey, never tried anything with arbi…will try soon.
    And as with my camera, i use Canon Cybershot S2 IS, 5.0 mpx
    Hope this helps and thanks for the recipe

  5. Since last 2 days I am having problem commenting on blogger. I get a blank page after submitting. I don’t know why πŸ™
    Your menu is nice :)I too add carrot and beans to sambhar becoz invariably there is no drumstick available here.
    The arbi is too good must be tasting yum something like bhajji πŸ™‚
    I hope this comment reaches you.

  6. We use carrot and beans in sambar all the time. I know that some people have told me, “you can’t use those” but my sambar doesn’t mind.

    I love arbi fry… and I’ll soon post something that you’ll love.

  7. Hi srivalli,
    Your luch box looks yummy,
    Even my mom used to prepare sambhar with combination of veggies, but my favourite is always beans-carrot sambhar,

  8. Did I mention you b4 that I always look fwd for your lunch-box series always, this is a cool meal for the day, no wonder ur frens were zappped
    thanks for sharing, dear!

  9. Hi,
    I love having Arbi fry but i only know the simple method (boil Arbi, deep fry them and then add chilly powder and salt). I liked ur receipe and is different. So, i will surely try this out.

  10. Hi,

    Arbi fry, that’s yummy. I also make Arbi fry but it is very simple recipe (boil Arbi, deep fry them and add chilly powder and salt) but ur recipe sounds different. Thanks and I will surely try this out.

  11. Thats good to know SeeC..even my Mom uses 4 varieties..

    Welcome …Coffee

    Laavanya..yeah we also prepare it when we dont’ have time to do this way

    So glad to know that you like my LBS ..Sharmi..thanks for your appriciation

    hahha…thats a great one Asha

    Thanks Jyothi

    thanks raji…glad you like them..

    Thanks for dropping by Jeena…you have a nice blog too…

    then do try this out….bhags..thanks for the info on camera..you sure have a great one…

    thanks Suma…am sure your family likes that a lot…

    sure it reached me archana…good you did this time…yes it tastes something like that but more crisper if had hot..

    hhah..good that your sambar doesn’t mind Raaga

    Thanks Viji

    Thanks sunita..

    Then you will be most welcome at my mon’s place…Mamatha

    hhaah…but nice that you like the arbi..bee

    No Padma…but so glad that you did now…I am happy knowing it…

    Welcome to my blog kavi…thankd for the nice comments….do visit again..

  12. Childhood tales make the most beautiful memories , I am sure your kids will have loads of them when they grow up .
    The sambar sounds interesting , incidentally I am
    Making sambar for lunch , will add some carrots and beans , hubby would love it as he likes veggies loaded dishes .

  13. Traditional pair for making sambar, just love both carrots and beans in my sambar and its quite a routine for me to make sambar with these two vegetables as they are easily available for me.

  14. I typically add carrots and beans for all types of sambars I make and incidentally I have not posted a sambar recipe in my blog sofar πŸ™‚

  15. My daughter complains when I add carrots to dal, says it is too sweet. πŸ™‚ I love this combination of beans and carrots in any dal or sambar.

  16. I always add carrots and beans along with loads of other veggies in my Sambhar. Looks very inviting and comforting to pair with rice.

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