Kadhamba Sambar is a traditional South Indian dish. Kadhambam means ‘Mixed’, since we use lot of vegetables in this recipe this name has been derived. This sambar is mostly made during festive days like Thiruvadirai, Vaikunta Ekadesi etc. You can skip onions and prepare this recipe on these days with 21 vegetables. I always use freshly ground masala’s which gives a great aroma to the dish. The taste of this sambar varies with the veggies we add, never skip potatoes which lends a nice taste to this sambar.
1. Adjust chillies as per your spice level.
2. After adding grinded spices sambar thickens, adjust water accordingly.
3. I used carrot, beans, potato and radish. You can also use drumstick, brinjal, okra, pumpkin, turnip, plantain etc. Veggies choice is purely optional for this Kadhamba Sambar.
4. Dal should be cooked well. Also grind the spices little coarsely which gives a traditional style of Kadhamba Sambar.