Onion Sambar – Tamilnadu Style

by SangeetaSachdeva
Kunjulli Sambhar or Chinna Vengaya Sambar in Tamilnadu Style is a very delicious dish that goes well with dosa, idli and rice. The spicy tangy flavor makes the dish a worth try.
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Cuisine Tamil
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Small onions(Kunjulli) - 15 nos
  • Cooked red gram(Thuvaraparippu) - 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind water(As reqd, Puli) -
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek powder(A pinch, Uluva) -
  • Red chillies(Kollamulaku) - 2-3
  • Oil(preferably sesame) - 1 tbsp
Masala to be ground:
Cuisine Tamil
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Small onions(Kunjulli) - 15 nos
  • Cooked red gram(Thuvaraparippu) - 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind water(As reqd, Puli) -
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek powder(A pinch, Uluva) -
  • Red chillies(Kollamulaku) - 2-3
  • Oil(preferably sesame) - 1 tbsp
Masala to be ground:
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Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan or a vessel.
  2. Add mustard seeds, red chillies, fenugreek powder and fry.
  3. Add small onions and saute for a while.
  4. When it turns colour, add tamarind water and allow it to boil.
  5. Add cooked dal and the ground masala.
  6. :- The ground masala should be mixed with water, so as to dilute it.
  7. Bring Onion Sambhar to a boil and switch it off.
  8. Onion Sambhar is best with vada. Vada can be soaked in sambhar for 15 mts and can have have as vada sambhar.
  9. :- Serve Onion Sambhar hot with rice or dosa or vada.
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7 comments

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blah July 15, 2007 - 12:00 am

Well …. i tried it out and it came out well…but this is not how chinna vengaya sambar tastes in tamil nadu cuisine…maybe u shud consider renaming it to ulli theeyal and change the cuisin to kerala ……..

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Suki November 25, 2008 - 12:00 am

The masala ingredients must be roasted (except for the coconut) prior to grinding. This is arachuvitta sambar. I`m gonna try tomorrow.
Thanks for posting.

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Jaya July 14, 2005 - 12:00 am

i tried this today and think it tastes a lot like our “ulli theeyal”…it was good only i was looking for sth different from our regular kerala dishes

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Maya July 10, 2004 - 12:00 am

I tried this recipe and wow,it was too tasty.It tates great with dosa and idli.Please do post such recipes.

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Smitha Binoy May 11, 2007 - 12:00 am

Its very tasty.. reminds me of ulli theeyal 🙂
thanks for the wonderful recipe..

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mercy September 1, 2006 - 12:00 am

i tried this receipe its good

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rekha August 2, 2006 - 12:00 am

i tried this recepie it was really nice

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