Sambar Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Sambar.


There are 260 calories in Sambar.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:


bowl (2 cups) (506 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 12
Calories 260

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1.3 grams

Saturated Fat 0.2 grams

Trans Fat 0 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4 grams

Cholesterol 0 milligrams

Sodium 404 milligrams

Potassium 1054 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 53 grams

Dietary Fiber 15 grams

Sugars 18 grams
Protein 14 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How long would it take to burn off 260 KCal?
Walking (3mph) 70 minutes
Running (6mph) 25 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 36 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

What is sambar called in English?

sambar in American English

(ˈsæmbər, ˈsɑːm-) noun. a deer, Cervus unicolor, of India, Sri Lanka, southeastern Asia, the East Indies, and the Philippines, having three-pointed antlers. Also: sambur, sambhar, sambhur.

What does sambar mean in Indian?

Sambar (Tamil: [saːmbaːɾ], romanized: Sāmbār) is a lentil-based vegetable stew, cooked with pigeon pea and tamarind broth. It is popular in South Indian and Sri Lankan cuisines.

How do you describe sambar?

‘The Historical Dictionary of Indian Food’ by Late Food Historian KT Achaya describes Sambar as, “a fairly thick spicy extract of thuvar dhal soured with tamarind, frequently containing soft vegetables like brinjal, drumstick, gourd and lady’s finger.” Sambar can be consumed along with idli, dosa or rice.

What dal is sambar made of?

tur dal

Traditionally sambar is always made with tur dal (arhar dal or pigeon pea lentils). Even moong dal (yellow mung lentils) or masoor dal (orange lentils) can be used to make sambhar. A mix of tur dal and masoor dal can also be used.

Is curry and sambar same?

The basic difference is that the sambar is a dal-based curry for pouring into the rice while the avial is a coconut-based side dish. Cook toor dal well in pressure cooker.

What is sambar powder made of?

Some common ingredients in sambhar powder are toor dal, red chillies, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, peppercorn, fenugreek seeds, turmeric and dry curry leaves.

How is sambar eaten?

Sambar is served traditionally with idli, dosa, vada, rice. But honestly you can eat it with anything you like. I also eat it with my roti, quinoa, brown rice!

Does sambar make you fat?

Sambar is high in folci acid and a very soothing accompaniment to idlis and dosas. It has the goodness of toor dal and lots of healthy vegetables in it.
How to burn 151 calories that come from one serving of Sambar?

Value per per % Daily Values
Fat 1.6 g 2%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Vitamin A 114.9 mcg 2%

Why does my sambar taste like dal?

Do not add tamarind before the veggies are cooked completely. Do not overcook the dal after adding to the pot of vegetables, as the taste of dal diminishes. Add it only after the veggies are cooked. This way dal is not overcooked and sambhar tastes the best.

Why is it called sambar?

Now you know sambhar was named for Sambhaji, Shivaji’s son. He was a guest at the court of his cousin, Shahuji I, and was not the ruler as misreported in ’21st century idli’. Sambhaji may have been named for Sambha, son of Krishna, or Sambhu, an epithet of Siva.

How sambar got its name?

According to Vitthal, the dish was named sambar by the Thanjavur court in honour of Sambhaji, the son of Shivaji.