Yellow Squash Huli or Sambhar

Anytime I prepare sambhar or Huli I never use the sambhar powder, I always grind fresh and prepare. This one is a slightly different powder will less ingredients. Tasted divine with chapathi, you can serve with rice also.

Yellow squash is growing amazingly at our house. We get at least 4-5 of them a day. So, trying so many new recipes with it.


  1. 6-7 numbers yellow squash washed and chopped
  2. 1 cup Tuvar Dal cooked in pressure cooker
  3. To fry – 3 tsp coriander seeds, 1 tsp urad dal, 1 tsp jeera, 1/4 tsp methi seeds, 7 red chillies as seen in picture, 1/4 tsp whole black pepper
  4. 1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
  5. 1 lemon sized ball tamarind or tomato paste
  6. For seasoning – oil, mustard seeds and hing


  1. Pressure cook Tuvar dal.
  2. In a separate pan, make the seasoning, add chopped yellow squash and cook it with little water.
  1. Fry all ingredients
  1. Grind with fresh coconut and tamarind or tomato paste.
  1. Add cooked dal, and ground paste to the cooked yellow squash.
  2. Add salt and 1 tsp jaggery.
  3. Let it boil completely.
  4. Serve with chapathi or rice.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Shanthi Sethuraman on July 2, 2021 at 5:01 am

    Very nice, what do you mean yellow Squash? I do not know, is it lemon? other wise your way of preparation is so inspired myself.


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