Thursday, December 13, 2012

Vengaya Sambar / Onion Sambar

Onion Sambar / Vengaya Sambar, very tasty, flavorful and quick sambar recipe. If u have cooked dal in  hand then it takes only 10 minutes to make this sambar. This is my version of Vengaya sambar with very simple ingredients. Here i used both small onions/pearl onions n onions but for more taste n flavor use only small onions. This tastes great with rice, dosa, paniyaram, Ven Pongal etc.

Ingredients
  1. Tuvar dal / Toor dal / Thuvaram paruppu         1/4 cup
  2. Pearl Onions/chinna Vengayam                 20 no.)peel n roughly chopped)
  3. Tomato               1 no.(chopped)
  4. Turmeric powder      1/4 tsp
  5. Sambar Powder          1 tsp
  6. Tamarind paste           1/4 tsp( dilute in 1/4 cup water)
  7. Salt              to taste
  8. Cilantro              3-4 tbsp (finely chopped)
To Temper
  • Oil                 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds      1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds         1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds         1/4 tsp
  • Pepper corns         4 or 5 no.
  • Hing                      1/4 tsp
  • Dry Red chili        2 no. broken
  • Curry leaves          1 or 2 sprig
Method
  • Pressure cook toor dal with 3-4 cups of water n turmeric powder for 3-4 whistles, then after pressure cool down, lightly mash the dal and keep aside.
  • Then heat oil in a pan/kadai, add mustard seeds wait till it splutter then add the other tempering ingredients one by one, fry well and add onions saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • After that add tomatoes saute till soft and add the cooked n mashed dal, enough salt and little water(desired consistency) and sambar powder, stir well and bring it to boil.
  • Once it starts boiling add tamarind paste and boil for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Lastly add some chopped cilantro and turn off the stove.
  • That's it...Tasty n flavorful Onion Sambar Ready.



24 comments:

  1. Delicious and comforting sambhar..

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  2. Awesome sambar...

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  3. my fav sambar
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  4. Looks mouthwatering, great clicks


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  5. healthy and hot samabar...great.....nice blog vth tasty recipes..
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  6. sambar looks yummy... mouth watering...

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  7. These baby onions add a unique flavour to the sambar.. want some hot piping sambar with rice today!

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  8. I love sambar....this looks so delicious...nice to go with plain rice...

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  9. lovely plate and bowl :) and it looks appealing !

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  10. Delicious sambar...Awesome clicks dear.
    Have a wonderful weekend ahead:)

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  11. My most favourite sambar...well done

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  12. Love this with soft idlis. Who wont na???? Would love to come over now.

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  13. wow these are the best :) love peal onion dishes, makes me want to make them soon

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  14. very flavorful and yummy combo for idli..
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  15. lovely bowl n plate...very flavourful sambhar!!

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  16. While tempering you have added both fennel and cumin seeds and also peppercorns, I should try it next time, btw beautiful clicks dear..

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  17. Onions sambhar, i can die for..LOve it and can survive for many days with this fingerlicking sambhar.

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  18. Simple and comfort sambhar, can be taken daily

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  19. Lovely sambar.. tastes great with dosa! Love the beautiful pics :)

    Regards,
    Bindu
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