Saturday, 11 May 2013

Chinna Vengaya Sambar/Pearl Onion Sambar

Chinna vengaya sambar is a very traditional sambar made in South Indian homes. Usually it is made by grinding masala(arachu vita vengaya sambar) but here I chose an easy and quick version of sambar that can be made in a jiffy. This is my mom's simple vengaya sambar. Check out other South Indian Sambar and Dal varieties here.

Here’s how to make it with step by step photos…



Ingredients

Thoor dal/Thuvaram paruppu
1 cup
Sambar vengayam/Pearl onions
20 – 25 no
Green chillies
3 slit length wise
Tomatoes
2 cut to cubes
Sambar powder
2 tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Tamarind/puli
One small goose berry size ball
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Black pepper corns
10 – 15
Curry leaves
6-10
Oil
2 tsp
Salt
As needed
Asafoetida
One pinch
Cilantro
2 – 3 tbsp finely chopped

Method

Wash and soak the thoor dal for 15 min. Pressure cook dal with 2 ½ cups of water and turmeric powder for three whistles. After the steam releases mash the dal and keep it aside.

Add about ¼ cup of water to the tamarind and squeeze to get the extract, filter it and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds after it splutters add cumin seeds, black pepper, curry leaves, asafoetida and sauté for about 20 sec.   


Add the sambar vengayam, green chillies and sauté until golden brown for about 2-3 min. Add the tomatoes and sauté until mushy.


Now add the cooked dal with about ½ cup water, salt, sambar powder and let it boil for about 3 – 5 min. After that add the tamarind extract and let it boil for another 2 min.

Finally garnish with washed and chopped cilantro.


Yummy and delicious vengaya sambar is ready to be enjoyed.

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10 comments:

  1. OMG my dad's fav or i can say our family fav which am lazy to prepare when i think of peeling small onion's

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  2. yummy sambar.heard abt this.but never get chance to make.vl try soon.

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  3. Yummy sambar..perfect side dish..

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  4. wow this sambha sounds and looks super delicious Priya :)

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  5. i know only the basic recipe of sambar but from ur posts, now i can try out so many versions dear.. this is so good.

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  6. Thank you all very much for the wonderful comments...

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  7. Ah perfect one for dosas or idlis

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  8. Addition of pearl onions gives a very distinct taste.. Sambar looks simple yet delicious.. Got to try this Priya :-)

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  9. making me nostalgic with this delicious sambar... looks so tempting... Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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