Tomato Mint Sambhar

South Indian Sambhar flavored with mint.

Tomato Mint Sambhar

Servings: 6


South Indian Sambhar flavored with mint.


For paste

For garnish


  1. Soak poppy seeds in hot water. Peel shallots. Peel and chop garlic, ginger finely. Slit green chillies lengthwise. Wash mint and cilantro. Grind tomato to a paste, set aside.

  2. Grind together ingredients 'for paste' till smooth.

  3. Heat oil in a saucepan, add cinnamon, cloves, green chillies, garlic, ginger. Add shallots and fry till onions turn soft and translucent.

  4. Add mint leaves, curry leaves, stir for 2 mins.

  5. Add tomato paste, saute till thick.

  6. Add ground paste, fry for few mins. Add required water (as per consistency desired), salt, jaggery. Cook till thickens.

  7. Lastly add coriander leaves, lime juice. Remove from heat. Garnish.

  8. Serve hot with idlis, dosas, vadas.


You may add big size red onions instead of shallots.
May add sugar instead of jaggery.
Along with adding water after frying the paste, you may also add in 3 tbsp cooked and mashed tur dal.

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