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Coconut Milk Sambar

Coconut milk sambar

Sambar is an authentic recipe of the South of Indian. It is made different in every house. I have made the sambar with coconut milk. This video demonstrates Coconut milk Sambar, a variation of sambar recipe.

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  • Drumstick (1, long cut)
  • Beans (1 cup, small cut)
  • Coriander leaves (few)
  • Curry leaves (1 stem)
  • Dried red chilly (3-4)
  • Turmeric powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Black Pepper corn (1 tsp)
  • Asafoetida powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Mustard seeds (1 tsp)
  • Black gram dal/Urad dal (2 tsp)
  • Coconut milk (2 & 1/2 cups)
  • Red gram dal/ Tur dal (1/2 cup)
  • Rice flour (1 tbsp)
  • Sambar masala (1 tsp)
  • Oil (2 tbsp)
  • Salt as per taste


  1. Boil, cook and mash the red gram dal/ tur dal and keep it aside.
  2. Add about 1/3 cup of water in rice flour and mix well to make it a paste without lumps and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a wok, add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
  4. Add asafoetida powder, black gram dal/ urad dal, dried red chillies, black peppercorn, turmeric powder, drumstick, beans and mix everything well.
  5. Add sambar masala, salt, water (1 & 1/2 cups) and allow the vegetables to cook.
  6. Add the cooked red gram dal/ tur dal and bring them to boil.
  7. Add rice flour paste and mix well.
  8. Add the coconut milk in the sambar, curry leaves, mix well and bring it to boil.
  9. Finish the sambar by garnishing it with coriander leaves.
  10. Creamy & spicy coconut milk sambar is ready.

Serve Coconut milk Sambar with steamed rice.