Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Onion Sambar


Thanks again to Viki's kitchen for this wonderful recipe. My friend Gaiyathri's mom prepares this when ever I go home. They being brahmins the recipe was just perfect with potato masala, rice and papad .

Thanks Viki akka for this recipe. I didnt know how to prepare this and My hubby loved it a lot. The touch of ghee on this recipe did give an awesome flavour.

thuvar dal - 1 cup
tomatoes - 2 (chopped)
shallots / baby onions - 1 cup
ghee - 4 tbsp
red chilli powder - 1 tsp
sambar powder - 1 tsp
corriander powder - 1 tsp
fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
curry leaves - 10
corriander leaves - 3 tbsp (chopped)
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
hing - 1/8th tsp
mustard seeds - 1tsp
tamarind paste - 1 tsp

- add thuvar dal, turmeric,tomatoes, salt, 1 tsp of ghee, chilli powder, cumin seeds, corriander powder, hing and sambar powder in a pressure pan and cook till the dal is mushy
- smash the ingredients to a thick paste
- in a pan add the remaining ghee and add the mustard seeds
- the add the fenugreek seeds and when that changes colour add the onions and fry till the onions change transparent
- add curry leaves and add them to the dhal mixture
- add the corriander leaves and the tamarind water
- give a good boil and serve


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