|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.
Check out more South Indian Sambar Recipes