Onion Sambar / Vengaya Sambar

Vengaya sambar (Onion Sambar) is my all time favourite. Vengaya sambar with urulai kizhangu kaara kari is the best menu for the sunday lunch. Whenever i have some important guests for the lunch then i would prefer to cook Vengaya sambar only.

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins

Onion Sambar / Vengaya Sambar
Onion Sambar / Vengaya Sambar


Onion Sambar / Vengaya Sambar

Baby onion (Small onion)1/4 Kg
Tur Dal1/2 cup*
Tamarind1 lemon size
Turmeric 1/4 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste
Coriander leavesfew

For Grinding:

Red Chillies 8
Coriander seeds 3 teaspoon
Channa dhal 2 teaspoon
Grated Cocunut 2 tablespoon
Fenugeek seeds 1/4 teaspoon
Skin peeled Onion small sized 5-6 numbers
Oil2 teaspoon
Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

For Seasoning:

Oil 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
Curry Leavesfew
Asafoetida A pinch

Onion Sambar / Vengaya Sambar
Onion Sambar / Vengaya Sambar

  1. Soak tamarind in water and extract the tamarind juice and keep it aside. Peel the onion skin and keep it aside.

  2. Cook the dal in a pressure cooker till it is soft and mash it nicely and keep it aside.

  3. In the pan, pour the oil and fry the asafoetida. Add the red chillies, channa dal, fenugeek seeds and coriander seeds and fry it until the dal becomes golden colour and take this aside for grinding. Take few baby onions and cocunut for grinding along with the fried ingredients in the above step. Grind all these ingredients to a paste 

  4. In the pan pour the oil and add the mustard seeds and when it starts to sputter, add the curry leaves and a pinch of Hing  Add the peeled Onions and fry it for a minute and then add water to cook the onions. When they are half-cooked add the tamarind extract and salt. Let the mixture boil for about 5 minutes in the medium flame. 

  5. Add the mashed dal and stir well to avoid lumps. Now add the ground paste and allow it to cook in the medium flame.

  6. When the sambar starts to boil, add the coriander leaves. 

  7. Now the onion sambar/ vengaya samabr is ready to serve.
  8. Onion Sambar / Vengaya Sambar
    Onion Sambar / Vengaya Sambar

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Excellent recipe. Mouth watering recipe maami. Ps continue to keep up this good work. Your site is simply awesome.

Excellent recipe maami. So authentic. The picture is making me drool. Potato fry is simply awesome. What a perfect combo!!!!

Thank you for your wonderful recipes. Is it alright to add sambar powder to vengaaya sambar ? Thanks in advance.

Fantastic recipe,Ma'am,thank you for posting.



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