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ˈsæm bər, ˈsɑm-sam·bar

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  1. sambar, sambur, Cervus unicolornoun

    a deer of southern Asia with antlers that have three tines


  1. sambarnoun

    A southeast Asian deer.

  2. sambarnoun

    A food preparation common in southern India and Sri Lanka, made of lentils (usually red gram, also called toor dal) and vegetables in a spicy tamarind and lentil flour soup base.


  1. sambar

    Sambar is a type of traditional South Indian stew that is made from lentils and a variety of vegetables. It is flavored with tamarind, asafoetida, and sambar powder, which is a unique spice blend that typically includes coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and dried red chillies. It's a popular dish in Indian cuisine and typically served with rice, idli or dosa.


  1. Sambar

    Sambar or sambhar or sambaaru is a dish in South Indian and Sri Lankan Tamil cuisines, made of pigeon peas. A variant of sambar called pappuchaaru is more common in Andhra Pradesh. Sambar is a vegetable stew or chowder based on a broth made with tamarind and pigeon peas and is very popular in the cooking of southern regions of India, especially in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Each state in South India prepares it with a typical variation, adapted to its taste and environment.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sambar in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sambar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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