Kerala Style Onion sambar Recipe


  • Oil-10 to 12 tsp
  • Shallot- ½ kg
  • Curry leaves-2 sprigs
  • Fenugreek seed-1tsp
  • Coriander popwder-2tbsp
  • Chilli powder-2 tbsp
  • Tamarind –small pinch
  • Dry red chilli-4 or 5 in nos
  • Dal -½ cup
  • Asafoetida-1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric poiwdert-1/2 tsp
  • Salt –to taste


  •  Take a pan and add little amount of oil ,then we add grated coconut, shallot ,curry leaves
    and fenugreek seed, roast until they turn golden brown.
  • Then we add coriander powder and red chilli powder mix them well with coconut mixture
  •  Again we grinded the coconut mixture into smooth paste and keep it in aside.
  •  Soak tamarind in water and extract the tamarind juice and keep it aside
  •  In a pan, pour the oil and fry the fenugreek seed ,dry red chilli,curry leaves ,asafoetida and
    shallot ,saute for some minutes
  •  Then we wash the dal into water and rinse well
  •  Then we add the dal into the pan and mix them well with shallots and other ingredients,
    pour some hot water into the pan and cook well.
  •  Add small amount of turmeric powder into the pan and mix them well
  •  Again we add the coconut grinded past , soak tamarind water and salt into the pan and mix
    it well
  •  Cook some minutes and switch off the flame
  •  finally, enjoy onion sambar with hot steamed rice.

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