Spinach Beans Sambar – ಸೊಪ್ಪು ಕಾಳಿನ ಹುಳಿ

The most healthy and nutritious sambar you can ever make. This goes well with Rice, chapathi and Roti. This sambar is so filling, tasty and very healthy. I usually never make Sambar with just the powder, but this one was very tasty.

Wait until you see the next post where I made an amazing roti out of something left over and used this sambar for accompaniment.


Ingredients for the masala:

Ingredients for the huli:

  1. 1 cup toor dal
  2. 2 big bunches of Spinach, washed and chopped finely ( I used frozen Spinach)
  3. 1 cup white beans, washed and cooked ( I used canned)
  4. 1 cup Garbanzo(chick Pea) beans, washed and cooked ( I used canned)
  5. 3-4 tsp huli pudi
  6. 3 tsp tomato paste
  7. 1 tsp tamarind paste
  8. Salt to taste
  9. For seasoning – Oil, Mustard seeds, Jeera, Haldi, Hing, curry leaves, 1 red chilli


  1. Pressure cook toor dal along with spinach and both beans.
  2. I used frozen spinach and canned beans, so added it to cooked toor dal later.
  3. In a big vessel, add 3 tsp oil. Add mustard seeds, jeera, hing, curry leaves, and haldi.
  4. Add tomato paste and tamrind paste.
  5. Now add the Huli powder.
  6. When it starts boiling, add the cooked toor dal, spinach and beans. Add salt to taste.

Serve with Rice or chapathi.

You can find Sambar Powder recipe here:


11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Shyamala Shanmuganand on December 17, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Thank you,

    We will taste today.

    With Regards, Mrs.T.Shyamala.


  2. Posted by Divya joshi on December 17, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Looking so beautiful. But I heard that we must not mix spinach with tomato. It’s not good for health


  3. Posted by Jayashreee Purnaprasad on December 17, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Nice mouth watering ! Can we use Black bean also? I have a big bag of black beans.


  4. Posted by kavita on December 18, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Yum Yum…mouth watering. ..
    will try for sure. Thanks for the recipe…


  5. Yummy, this sambar looks delicious. I have tasted different types of sambars but never had the chance to check out the Spinach Beans Sambar. Thank you for provided the recipe, I will definitely try it.


  6. Posted by Ashiyana on January 20, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Hello Meera,
    This is Ashiyana(asha) here. Am a born muslim but married to madhwa brahmin. I came across ur website recently and since then i have been visiting it regularly. Its very informative and knowledgeworthy. Its been greqt help in learning madhwa recipes. Dishes are coming out very well.
    Thanks you


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