1. Plain Sambhar
Plain Sambhar is also known as classic Sambhar. The name and the taste of the Sambhar is same that is classic. You can add vegetables in the Sambhar as per your choice. The plain Sambhar is famous for its simple yet amazing taste. Add lots and lots of tamarind paste to make your Sambhar a sour and spicy combination dish. The Sambhar goes amazingly well with rice.
2. Brinjal Sambhar
The addition of brinjal in Sambhar simply enhances the taste of the Sambhar. Here you have two choices or you can say you can add the brinjal in two ways. One way is to add normal boiled brinjal in the Sambhar, and other is to add the deep fried brinjals in the Sambhar. The addition of brinjal not only enhances the taste of the Sambhar, but it enhances the health benefits of the Sambhar as well.
3. Buttermilk Sambhar
Buttermilk Sambhar is very famous in South India. The addition of buttermilk in the Sambhar gives it a North Indian touch. The dish is a perfect example of South Indian specialty in North Indian look. The taste of butter milk Sambhar is simply yummy. The tadka given to Sambhar by the addition of roasted chana dal is simply amazing.
4. Brinjal And Ladyfinger Sambhar
As we all know the taste of brinjal Sambhar. It is simply yummy. If you haven’t tried brinjal Sambhar yet, then you must try it first. The addition of ladyfinger in brinjal Sambhar is simply enhancing the taste of brinjal Sambhar. The addition of boiled or roasted lady finger simply enhances the taste and health benefit of the brinjal Sambhar.
5. Arachu Vitta Sambhar
This is the most common type of Sambhar. The Sambhar is very famous for its amazing taste. The Arachu Vitta Sambhar has its own special and royal category. The Sambhar has taste simply fantastic. The Sambhar is yummiest of all Sambhar dishes I have came across.
6. Microwave Sambhar
If you are on a diet and you want to have Sambhar then this is for you. What all you need to do is simply make Sambhar in microwave instead of making it on the gas flame. Garnish your yummy Sambhar with curry leaves.
7. Hotel Style Sambhar
For making hotel style Sambhar what all you need to do is simply add all the deep fried vegetables instead of boiled vegetables. The taste of Sambhar is simply amazing. Also you have noticed that the gravy of Sambhar dishes in hotels is thick and the gravy of Sambhar which we make in our homes in not as such thick. For the thickness of gravy add coconut milk in the Sambhar. Or you can also add coconut paste along with the paste of some boiled vegetables. You will get thick gravy.
8. Kerala Ulli Sambhar
The Kerala ulli Sambhar is very famous for its scrumptious taste. The Sambhar is very sour and spicy as well. Lots and lots of tamarind paste are added in the Sambhar. The Sambhar is very well garnished with curry leaves. The addition of roasted chana dal and mustard seeds simply enhance the taste of the Sambhar.
9. Onion Sambhar
Onion has something special in it as there are a number of yummy dishes which are totally incomplete without onion. The addition of onion simply enhances the taste of dish in which it is added. Same is with the onion Sambhar, lots and lots of onion is added in the Sambhar. Usually onion is always added in the Sambhar but in onion Sambhar, the onion is dominant in taste. You have two choices of adding onion; one is to add simply boiled onion, and other is to shallow fry the onions and then add them in the Sambhar. Both have their own special taste.
10. Carrot Sambhar
Carrot Sambhar is very yummy and the gravy of carrot Sambhar is simply amazing. The specialty of carrot Sambhar is that it has gravy similar to that of hotel Sambhar gravy. The trick behind the thick gravy of carrot Sambhar is the addition of carrot paste in the Sambhar. Some people don’t like carrots in Sambhar, for them this Sambhar is very good as it has all the benefits of carrot without having carrot pieces in Sambhar. Kids don’t like having vegetables, for them you must try this Sambhar.
11. Toor Dal Sambhar
Toor dal has its own special category. As we all know that toor dal is full of health benefits. One cup of Toor dal has 4 gram protein. Just imagine if the Toor dal is this mush nutritious alone, then what will be the outcome of the combination of Toor dal and healthy vegetables. Yes, it will be full of health benefits. Now you want to know what will be the taste of the dish made with the combination of healthy Toor dal and healthy vegetables. No, it isn’t boring. It is simply scrumptious as we are making Sambhar with Toor dal. Now make healthy, yummy dish.
12. Moong Dal Sambhar
Same is with the moong dal Sambhar, moong dal Sambhar is also a combination of taste and health benefits. The taste of Sambhar is yummy and the health benefits of this Sambhar are simply amazing.
13. Besan Sambhar
Besan Sambhar, this must sounds boring. How could anyone add besan in Sambhar? But believe me the taste of besan Sambhar is simply yummy. What you need to do is simply add besan paste in the Sambhar. Garnish your yummy Sambhar with chopped coriander leaves.
14. Toor Dal And Moong Dal Mix Sambhar
I think the name is enough to tell the health benefits of this Sambhar. The combination of two healthy and yummy dals along with nutritious vegetables is all you need to have. You can’t afford to miss such an amazing dish. the dish is a combo of taste and health benefit.
15. Tomato Brinjal Sambhar
We all know the taste of tomato smabhar and also we are aware of the taste of brinjal Sambhar. If you haven’t tasted any one of them then first go and taste them first. The combination of tomato and brinjal always rokzz. The addition of brinjal and tomato in Sambhar is simply yummy. Taste it and get the heavenly feeling.
16. Tomato Sambhar With Coconut
The addition of coconut in tomato Sambhar simply enhances the taste of Sambhar. What you need to do is simply add grated coconut or coconut paste in the Sambhar.
17. Very Spicy Tomato Sambhar For Dosa
The spicy touch given to Sambhar is simply amazing. The Sambhar goes amazingly well with dosa. Or in other words the Sambhar is made especially for dosa.
18. Tamil Nadu Style Sambhar
The Tamil touch given to Sambhar by the addition of peanut paste is simply yummy.
19. Mango Sambhar
The name is enough to tell its taste. The mango Sambhar needs no explanations I guess.
20. Mix Vegetable Sambhar
This Sambhar is simply Plain Sambhar with all the vegetables. Add all the vegetables and get the fantastic feeling.