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Vengaya Sambhar Recipe

Onion sambhar.

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Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Vengaya Sambhar

Main Ingredients

Toor dal,




Dals and Kadhis


  • Toor dal
    1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Tomato
  • Pearl onions
  • Curry leaves
  • Whole dry red chillies
  • 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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