Kobbari Charu Recipe - Coconut Milk & Dal Sambar Recipe

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Kobbari Charu Recipe - Coconut Milk & Dal Sambar Recipe
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Kobbari chaaru is an authentic sambar/rasam that is made in Telangana region using coconut milk and roasted chana dal. This Coconut Milk & Dal Sambar is silky smooth in texture with subtle sweetness of coconut milk and mildly spicy with ground green chillies, overall making this a perfect lunch combo with hot steamed rice and fryum (Akki Peni sandige) or just with Phulka Recipe (Roti/Chapati) - Puffed Indian Bread

Did you know: Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Unlike cow's milk, coconut milk is lactose free and hence can be used as a milk substitute for people with lactose intolerance.

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Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 2-1/2 cups Coconut milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Gram Dal (Pottukadalai)
  • 8 Green Chillies , adjustable
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Curry leaves , few
  • Salt , to taste
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , few sprigs, chopped (optional)

How to make Kobbari Charu Recipe - Coconut Milk & Dal Sambar Recipe

  1. Start preparing Kobbari Chaaru Recipe (Coconut Milk & Dal Sambar) by preparing coconut milk. Scrape the white flesh of half of the freshly opened coconut and grind in a blender using around 2 cups of water.

  2. Strain with a sieve to extract coconut milk.

  3. Grind the roasted chana dal along with green chillies into a fine paste in a Mixer adding water as required and set aside until required.

  4. Now heat a Kadai with oil. Add mustard, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Let them splutter for few seconds.Add turmeric, water, coconut milk, salt and bring this to boil.

  5. As soon as it starts boiling, stir in the ground dal paste and mix well. Make sure that there are no lumps, by stirring while you add the paste.

  6. Bring the mixture to boil and at this stage, it resembles kadhi.Lastly, sprinkle with coriander leaves and turn off the heat.

  7. Scrumptious Kobbari Chaaru Recipe (Coconut Milk & Dal Sambar) is ready to be served for lunch with steamed rice and fryum (Akki Peni sandige) or just Phulka Recipe (Roti/Chapati) - Puffed Indian Bread.