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.

Brahmin style Onion Sambar – Ingredients:- 

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

Brahmin style Onion Sambar – Ingredients to grind:- 

  • red chillies – 8-9 number
  • 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 number (optional)
Red chillies, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, channa dal and grated coconut.

Brahmin style Onion Sambar – Ingredients for Seasoning:- 

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

Brahmin style Onion Sambar – Method of preparation:-

1. First of all cook toor dal in a pressure cooker. Meanwhile fry red chillies, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds and channa dal in one tea spoon of oil.

Frying the ingredients
Frying the ingredients

2. After that add grated coconut and fry for few minutes.

Grated coconut added
Grated coconut added

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

Ground paste
Ground paste

4. Secondly add 2 tea spoons of ghee in a fry pan and add sambar onions and fry for few minutes.

Frying sambar onions in ghee
Frying sambar onions in ghee

5. Similarly add tamarind pulp, salt and water. Close with a lid 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 mix, sambar powder and turmeric powder. Mix all the ingredients well and keep it in low flame.

Onion sambar
Onion sambar

7. Finally in another pan heat one tea spoon of veg oil and add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, slit green chilly and when it splutters add asafoetida and curry leaves. Pour the seasoning into 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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