Brahmin style Onion Sambar Recipe | South Indian

Brahmin style Onion Sambar Recipe | South Indian is prepared with pearl onions, sambar powder, cooked toor dal, tamarind pulp and salt. This Brahmin  style onion sambar is served as side dish with idli, dosa or rice.

Ingredients:- 

Sambar onions, tamarind pulp, mustard seeds,asafoetida and curry leaves.
Sambar powder and turmeric powder
Cooked toor dal

To grind:- 

  • red chillies – 8-9
  • coriander seeds/ malli – 4 tsp
  • channa dal/ kadalai paruppu – 3 tsp
  • fenugreek seeds/ vendhayam – 1/2 tsp
  • greated coconut – 1/2 cup
  • sambar onions – 3-4 (optional)
Red chillies, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, channa dal and grated coconut.

For Seasoning:- 

  • veg oil – 1 tsp
  • mustard seeds/ kadugu – 1/2 tsp
  • fenugreek seeds/ vendhayam – 1/4 tsp
  • asafotedia/ perungayam – pinch
  • curry leaves – few
  • green chilly – 1 slit

Method:- 

1. Cook toor dal in a pressure cooker. Fry red chillies, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds and Channa dal in one tsp of oil.

Frying the ingredients
Frying the ingredients

2. Add grated coconut and fry for few minutes.

Grated coconut added
Grated coconut added

3. Cool down to room temperature and grind into a fine paste.

Ground paste
Ground paste

4. Now add 2 tsps of ghee in a fry pan. Add sambar onions and fry for few minutes.

Frying sambar onions in ghee
Frying sambar onions in ghee

5. Add tamarind pulp, salt and water. Close and cook for few minutes.

Tamarind pulp, salt and water added
Tamarind pulp, salt and water added

6. When onions were well cooked and becomes soft add cooked toor dal, ground mixture, sambar powder and turmeric powder. Mix well and keep it in low flame.

Onion sambar
Onion sambar

7. In another pan add one tsp of veg oil, add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, slit green chilly and when it splutters add asafoetida and curry leaves. Pour it in the sambar and serve as side dish for idli, dosa or rice.

Brahmin style Onion Sambar Recipe | South Indian
Brahmin style Onion Sambar Recipe | South Indian

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