Toor Dal Recipe 9 : Chayote Sambar


Preparation time: 10 Minutes | Cook time: 25 Minutes


Toor dal – 1 small glass

Turmeric powder – pinch

Tomato – 1

Onion – 1

Chayote – 1

Sambar powder – 1 tbsp

Tamarind powder – ½ tbsp

Coriander leaves – ¼ cup

Water – 3 glass

Oil – ½ tbsp

Salt to taste

For Tempering

Oil – 1 tbsp

Ghee – ½ tbsp

Mustard seeds – ½ tbsp.

Hing – pinch

Curry leaves – 8


  • Wash toor dal twice and add it to a pressure cooker. Add 3 glass of water, turmeric powder, oil, medium size chopped tomato, medium size chopped onion, chopped chayote, little coriander leaves and cook for 2 whistles.
  • Once dal is cooked. Drain dal stock along with chayote and mash dal completely. Add sambar powder, tamarind powder, salt to dal. Mix well.
  • Add dal to its stock. Mix well. Add coriander leaves and cook for about two minutes on Medium flame.
  • Tempering: Heat oil and ghee together in a pan. Add mustard seeds wait until it crackle then add curry leaves and hing. Switch off the flame. Add this on top of cooked dal. Mix well. Takeout to a serving bowl.

Chayote sambar is ready to serve with Rice.

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