|Onion sambar with potato roast|
How to make Onion Sambar
Prep time -under 15 mins
Cook time -under 30 mins
Yields – 3 -3 1/2 cups of sambar
Pearl Onions -1/2 cup (cut it into 2 if they are big)
Tur dal – 1/3 cup
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Tamarind – small gooseberry sized ball
Salt -1 tbsp flat rock salt (use less if using table salt or iodized salt)
For the paste
Oil – 1 tsp
Coriander seeds – 2 1/2 tsp
Bengal gram dal/ channa dal/kadalai paruppu – 1 1/2 tsp
Red chillies -4
Raw rice – 1 tsp
Grated Coconut -2 1/2 tbsp
For the seasoning
Oil – 2 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves – few
So now all the 3 things are kept ready. We will start preparing the Arachu vitta onion sambar.
You can serve with any vegetable curry but personally we love onion arachuvitta sambar with potato roast.
Note – you can use any onions.(big ones or shallots). If using big onions, thinly slice lengthwise.
Raw rice is used for thickening.
If you want to keep the sambar for dinner also, reheat the sambar after 3-4 hours of preparing. In that case, it will not get spoiled.
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lovely as usual padhu 🙂
Delicious and lovely looking sambar. Excellent preparation.
yum yum yummy!!!
Delicious Sambar looks so tempting.
Yummy delicious sambar.
Yummy sambhar!! Tried it out came out perfect:)
Hi, can we also add tomatoes before putting onions?
If needed, you can add 1 small tomato after sauteing the onions well- not before that.
Padhu – I am a North Indian but a big big fan of South Indian cuisine. Love your recipes, they turn out great in my kitchen!
Hi, Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe. Tried it today and was absolutely delicious !
Prabakaran R Prabakaran
heavenly for old people like me who are starved of tasty food . Thank you
Love this sambhar. . Thank you b for sharing the recipe. ..
Thanks for the recipe! I am doing this today, only difference is I am adding half a tomato.
yummy recipe. can you also post recipe for potato roast that you mentioned here? could not find it on your blog. thanks.
Your sambhar recipes have become the "go-to" recipes in my kitchen. They never fail to draw praise 🙂 I have a doubt; I don't get pearl onions where I live so can I replace them with shallots?
Yes, you can use shallots.
Tried this recipe it came out lovely. I also added half a tomato and some drumstick pieces.
I add a few fried pearl onions to the paste…adds a good flavour! Thnx very much
Looks yummmy! Can we add drumstick to this recipe or would it spoil the taste?
You can add if you want. Not a problem.
Hi padhu..am new to this place and likes ur posting..you are rocking..
Your recipes have always been very helpful.. Truly a guide for the beginners.. Thanks a ton..!!
Yummy!!! Made this today for Pongal.. i love freshly ground masala for sambars as opposed to readymade..
Can we use any vegetables along with that
Of course, you can add other vegetables also. With onions alone the taste is different.
I was thinking that Arachu vitta sambar is very complicated. But today I just tried these instructions exactly. Surprisingly, it came out very well and tasted great. Thanks
Thank you for this wondeful reciepe. I cooked sambar for the first time. It came out very well. It taste really heavently!