Vengaya Sambhar Recipe - Onion sambhar.

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Main Ingredients : Toor dal, Salt

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Vengaya Sambhar

Vengaya Sambhar Recipe - How to make Vengaya Sambhar


Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Toor dal 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tomato 1

  • Pearl onions 10

  • Curry leaves 10

  • Whole dry red chillies 3

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Sambhar powder 3 teaspoon

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 teaspoon

  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Clean and wash toovar dal. Pressure-cook with salt, turmeric and water. Cool and mash well. Keep aside. Wash and chop tomato. Peel and wash pearl onions. Wash and pat dry curry leaves.

Step 2

Remove stems and break whole red chillies into smaller pieces. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, broken red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida. When mustard starts to crackle add chopped tomatoes and cook for two to three minutes.

Step 3

Add pearl onions and sambhar powder and stir-fry for another four to five minutes. Pour in the dal. Mix well. Add jaggery and tamarind pulp and simmer for another five to ten minutes.

Step 4

Serve hot with steamed rice.

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