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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Vengaya Sambar(Onion Sambar)

A yummy mouth watering Vengaya sambar(onion sambar) with vendakka poriyal or beans poriyal combination is very tasty.

Onion - 2nos (Big)
Toor dal - 1 cup
Curry leaves - 2 tspns
Oil - 5 tspns
Tamarind - 1 lemon size
Jaggery - 1 small piece
For masala(grinding)
Coriander seeds (daniya) - 2 tablespoon
Dry red chilli - 4 nos
Kadala parap(Bengal gram) - 2 tspn
Urad dal - 1 tspn
Venthayam(Methi seeds) - 1/4 tspn
Grated coconut - 2 cups
Cinamon (pattai) - 1 small piece
Preparation methodSoak tamarind in hot water for few mins and squeeze it.
Chop onions to medium size pieces.
In a Kadai, add 2 tspns oil and fry the above masala ingredients without coconut till dal is brown. Add coconut while grinding in mixie and grind it to a fine paste with little water.
In the same kadai, add 2 tspns of oil add onion and saute till soft. Add little salt.
Cook the toor dal and keep ready.
Keep a vessel on stove and add tamarind water. Now add onion to this and allow it to boil.
Add the grinded masala to it and boil.
Add curry leaves
Add dal mix well and allow it to boil. Add water if necessary.
Add salt
Add jaggery for taste. Stir well and boil.
Season it with mustard.

Vengaya Sambar is ready to serve. It can be served with idlis, dosai or rice.


anupama said...

i tried this yesterday,it was very tasty, thanks for the wonderful recipes...

Saraswathi Iyer on March 25, 2011 at 6:41 PM said...

Thanks Anupama for trying and glad to liked it. Keep trying and let me know.


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