Raw Mango Sambar Recipe by Foodomania

Raw Mango Sambar

  • Author: Kavitha Ramaswamy


Raw Mango Sambar recipe celebrates summer produce! This recipe is delicious and takes only 30 minutes to make!



For the base – to be ground into a paste

  • 1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
  • 45 Dry Red Chili
  • 2 Tablespoons Coriander Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Chana Dal
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds (jeera)
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Peppercorns
  • 1/2 piece Onion (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asafetida Powder (hing)
  • 34 Tablespoons freshly grated Coconut

For the Sambar 

  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds (methi)
  • 3 Green Chili, slit in the middle
  • 4 Tablespoons Curry Leaves
  • 1 Large Raw Mango
  • 2 teaspoons Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder (haldi)
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Jaggery
  • 1 cup cooked Tuvar Dal (split red gram)
  • Coriander Leaves, for garnish


To prepare the Raw Mango –

  1. Wash the mango well
  2. Cut into 2-3 inch long slices / chunks (skin on)

For the base –

  1. Heat oil in a saucepan and add the dry red chili
  2. Add coriander seeds and chana dal. Saute for a minute or until it is aromatic
  3. Add the Cumin Seeds, Black Peppercorns. Saute for 1 minute
  4. Add the onion, hing (asafoetida), freshly grated coconut and saute for 2-3 minutes
  5. Add to a food processor or blender. Grind to a smooth paste and set aside

To make the Sambar –

  1. To a pan with high sides, add 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds, let it splutter
  3. Add the methi seeds, green chili, curry leaves and saute for a minute
  4. Add the mango slices and saute for 6-8 minutes, until the mango starts to turn pale
  5. Add salt, turmeric powder, water and mix well
  6. Bring the pot of water to a boil. Close it with a lid and boil for 8-10 minutes or until the mango slices turn soft
  7. Add the ground coconut paste, jaggery. and mix well. Boil for 5-8 minutes
  8. Add the cooked lentils and mix well. Adjust for seasoning if required. Bring it to a boil and switch off
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves
  10. Serve with hot rice!