Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chicken Sambhar

Dunno whether anyone would have already prepared sambhar with chicken pieces, but i did actually accidently...Few months back,we invited some of our relatives for a sunday lunch and i was planning to prepare chicken fry and sambhar with mixed vegetables..so i prepared cooked dal and meanwhile i have washed and marinated chicken pieces for making chicken fry...While started stirring the onion and tomatoes for sambhar, accidently i added the ginger garlic paste which i kept aside for making chicken fry...at that moment, i really dunno wat to do and was blinking like anything...suddenly i thought of adding those marinated chicken pieces to the cooking veggies and started sauting the marinated chicken pieces, finally added the cooked dal with sambhar powder and finished as a delicious chicken sambhar, for my surprise our relatives enjoyed having this chicken sambhar and almost a big hit at that time, from that day onwards this fabulous chicken sambhar took an important part in our non-vegetarian menu...This chicken sambhar suits prefectly with rotis, idlis, dosas and with hot steaming rice...Do try friends u will surely love this...Am sending this chicken sambhar to VIki's The Potluck-Chicken...

1/2kg Chicken pieces
1tsp Ginger paste
1tsp Garlic paste
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1/4tsp Coriander powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1cup Cooked toor dal
1/2tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
1tsp Lemon juice
5nos Curry leaves
2tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)

Marinate the chicken pieces with redchilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala with enough salt and keep aside...Now heat the oil and add the mustard seeds, urad dal and dry red chillies and let them fry...add now the chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, curry leaves,slit opened green chillies, ginger and garlic paste,stir until the onions turns transculent..finally add the marinated chicken pieces and cook everything until the chicken change the colour and the raw smell of the ginger garlic paste disappears..add a cup of water to the chicken -veggies mixture and cook in simmer for 5minutes...

Now add the already cooked dal with salt and cook everything until the oil gets separates and the chicken pieces get well cooked...its time to add the lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves to the chicken sambhar and put off the stove...

Enjoy this sambhar with hot steaming rice!!!


  1. Sounds different and interesting.

  2. never thought it making sambar with chicken interesting recipe priya.

  3. That looks so yummy Priya...even my grandma used to make sambar with mutton...we call it elumbu sambar. It is basically the left over pieces and bones of lamb added to the sambar. You can try that one also dear :)

  4. never heard of chiken sambhar..u r really queen of innovation :)

  5. That is an interesting sambar Priya... looks good... definitely would have tasted great... will try once and will let you know :)

  6. I woudn't mind truing chicken with sambar powder.
    Well sometimes a dleicous dish is born by mistakes :-)

  7. Nice creation priya though accidental..Looking fabulous and intresting..will try sometime..

  8. Unique sambar Priya..looks yum..

  9. chicken sambar :) really sounds interesting!! O dear I wish to crown you the queen of accidental inventions ;)Jai ho!

  10. That was a really interesting incident Priya! What a great idea to turn sambar into a chicken dish! Unique and delicious!

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  12. Sounds different. Must have tasted good too.

  13. This is really unique Priya...trust you to be creative even when you've erred:)...

  14. chicken sambar is good receipe. In most of the places in Karnataka the chicken Sambar and mutton sambar are very famous & common. Infact most of the time chicken sambar are prepared in home and generally we have this with Ragi balls(Ragi mudhhae) and Rice.
    Just try Ragi balls with chicken/mutton sambar...it is very delicious.

  15. hi, today my mom got angry on me, and meanwhile i was hungry too much so i was searching how to prepare chicken sambar in net, thankfully i got this page through search. really i prepared any kind of food for a very first time and my mom also loved this dish. So Thank u so much Priya..

  16. Thanks so much for posting this. All the kids loved it. The marinade overcame my husband's love/hate relationship with chicken. A recipe that everyone in our American / Chennai / ABCD family loves has to be exceptional. I'm so glad you posted your accidental discovery.


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