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onion sambar recipe | vengaya sambar | ulli sambar | small onion sambar

easy onion sambar recipe | vengaya sambar | ulli sambar | small onion sambar
Course sambar
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

Ingredients

for sambar powder:

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp methi / fenugreek
  • ¼ cup coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 tsp  urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 20 dried red chilli
  • few curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp hing / asafoetida

for sambar:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 20 small onion
  • 3 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 chilli slit
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • ¾ cup tamarind extract
  • 1 cup water
  • cup toor dal cooked
  • 1 tsp jaggery
  • 2 tbsp coriander chopped

for tempering:

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ¼ tsp methi / fenugreek
  • few curry leaves
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 2 dried red chilli broken

Instructions

sambar powder recipe:

  • firstly, in a pan heat 1 tsp coconut oil and roast ¼ tsp methi.
  • now keeping the flame on low add ¼ cup coriander seeds, 1 tbsp cumin, 1 tsp urad dal and 1 tsp chana dal.
  • roast until the spices turn golden brown.
  • further, add 20 dried red chilli, few curry leaves and roast until the chillis turn crisp.
  • cool the spices completely and transfer to the blender along with ¼ tsp hing.
  • blend to a slightly coarse powder and sambar powder is ready.

onion sambar preparation:

  • firstly, heat 2 tbsp oil and saute 20 small onion, 3 clove garlic and 1 chilli for 2 minutes.
  • add ¼ tsp turmeric and 1 tsp salt. saute for a minute.
  • further add 1 tomato and saute well.
  • now add ¾ cup tamarind extract and 1 cup water.
  • cover and boil for 10 minutes or until raw flavour are gone.
  • add 1½ cup toor dal and mix well adjusting consistency as required.
  • further get to a boil for 2 minutes.
  • add 3 tsp prepared sambar powder and 1 tsp jaggery.
  • mix well and boil for a minute.
  • prepare the tempering by heating 2 tsp oil.
  • splutter 1 tsp mustard, ¼ tsp methi, few curry leaves, pinch hing and 2 dried red chilli.
  • pour the tempering over sambar.
  • add 2 tbsp coriander and mix well.
  • finally, enjoy onion sambar with hot steamed rice.