Friday, 11 August 2017



Toor dal one cup
Tamarind one goose berry size
Sesame oil or Peanut oil one tablespoon
Mustard seeds  one spoon
Bellary onion two nos medium size
Curry leaves 10 nos
Sambar powder three spoons
Turmeric powder one spoon
Salt to taste
Asafoetida one pinch
Cilantro leaves chopped one tablespoon


Soak tamarind in two glasses of water for half an hour and get the extract.

Wash the Toor dal several times with water and add two cups of water, one spoon of turmeric and few drops of castor oil.

Chop the Bellary onion longitudinally.

Pressure cook for three whistles.

Set aside to cool down.

Heat the pan with oil and add mustard seeds.

Once they start to crackle, add Bellary onion and curry leaves.

Saute for a while until the onions get transparent.

Add tomato.

Add asafoetida, sambar powder and saute for a second in low flame.

Now pour the tamarind extract and add salt.

Allow boiling for few minutes.

Transfer the cooked dal contents with water.

Allow boiling for another five minutes.

Now the onion sambar is ready to have. 

This simple and tasty sambar goes very well with idlies, dosas and hot steamed rice.



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