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Tuvar dal, shallots and other ingredients are cooked together
Published On: 18 Jan 2011
malayalam: Puli / Valan Puli
kannada: Hunase Hannu / Huli
Bengali: Tentool / Tetul
Konkani: Chinchamb / Amptan
Oriya: Tentuli / Dalima
Kashmiri: Tamber / Tambari
for more details, click the name of the ingredient
English: Turmeric Powder
kannada: Arashina / Harasina Pudi
hindi: Haldi / Hardhar
Gujarati: Hardhar / Haldi
Marathi: Halad / Halede
Oriya: Haladi Gunda
Punjabi: Haldar / Haldi
English: Sambar Powder
English: Coriander Seeds
tamil: Kothamalli / Varakothamalli
malayalam: Kothamalli / Malli
kannada: Kottambari Beeja / Haveeja
hindi: Dhania / Dhana
Bengali: Dhonay / Dhaniya
Gujarati: Dhana / Dhaniya / Kothmiri / Libdhaba
Konkani: Kottambari / Konpir
Marathi: Dhane / Kothimir
Kashmiri: Deaniwal / Kothambalari
English: Bengal Gram Dhal
tamil: Kadalai Paruppu
malayalam: Kadala Parippu
telugu: Samaga Pappu / Chanaga Pappu
kannada: Kadale Bele
hindi: Chana Dal
Bengali: Cholar Dal
Gujarati: Chana Ni Daal
Konkani: Chonya Daali / Sone
Marathi: Harbara Dal
Oriya: Buta (Chhota)
Punjabi: Channa Dhal
Kashmiri: Chola Dal
English: Fenugreek Seeds
malayalam: Uluva / Venthiam
kannada: Menthe / Menthya
hindi: Methi Dana
Marathi: Methi Dane / Methi
Punjabi: Meth / Methi
English: Mustard Seeds
kannada: Sasuve / Karisasive
hindi: Rai / Banarasi Rai / Sarson
Bengali: Sarsay / Shorshe / Rai
Oriya: Sorisa / Sarosha
Punjabi: Rai / Banarasi Rai / Kalee Sarson
Kashmiri: Aasur / Sorisa
Urudu: Rai, Banarasi Rai, Kalee Sarson
malayalam: Nalikeram / Thenga
telugu: Kobbari Kaaya
Gujarati: Naliyer / Nariyal
Punjabi: Gola / Nariyal
English: Coconut oil
tamil: Thengaai ennai
telugu: Kobbari nune
kannada: Thengina Yenna
hindi: Nariyala tela
Bengali: Laban / Noone
For preparing onion sambar - brahmin special, first wash tuvar dal and boil it with 3 cups of water and turmeric powder. Pressure cooker may be used. Fry coriander seeds(dhania), chana dal, fenugreek, and red chilly in coconut oil.
Stir in grated coconut and fry again. Grind the mixture with sufficient water. Keep aside.
Soak tamarind in water for a few minutes(till it gets soaked completely). Squeeze the tamarind and pour this water into the vessel in which sambar is going to be made.
Fry onion in ghee and put it into the vessel containing the tamarind water and then boil it by adding salt and turmeric.
Add previously boiled dal and boil.
Now add the ground coconut mixture and cook again for a few minutes.
Fry mustard seeds in coconut oil and pour into the mixture.
Add curry leaves and coriander leaves for better flavor. Onion sambar - brahmin special, is ready.
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