Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ulli Sambar / Onion Sambar

 


Today I am sharing the recipe of Ulli Sambar / Onion Sambar.This recipe tastes similar to our usual sambar. But for this recipe we don't add vegetables like yam ,plantain , cucumber , drumsticks etc but we only use onions and tomatoes. You can either use shallots or onions for this recipe.

Ingredients

Onions ~ 2 Nos / Sliced Shallots ~ 1 cup
Toor Dal / Thuvara Parippu ~ 1/2 cup
Green chillies ~ 4-5 Nos ( Split length-wise)
Coriander powder ~ 2 tbsp
Red chilly powder ~ 3/4 tbsp - 1 tbsp
Fenugreek powder ( Ulava podi ) ~ 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder ( Jeerakam Powder ) ~ 2 pinch
Asafoetida powder / Kayam Powder ~ 2 pinch
Tomatoes ~ 1 no
Tamarind Paste ~ 1 tsp or You can even squeeze out the juice of a lemon size tamarind soaked in water.
Chopped coriander leaves ~ 1 cup
Dry red chillies ~ 2-3 Nos
Mustard seeds
Oil
Salt

Method

  • First wash and pressure cook toor dal by adding about 1 1/2 cups of water and little salt till 1-2 whistles.
  • Then heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add dry red chillies and saute for a minute. Then add chopped onions and green chillies and fry till onions become soft. 
  • Then add coriander powder, red chilly powder, fenugreek powder, turmeric powder and cumin powder and fry in low flame till its raw smell goes. Make sure not to burn the powders. 
  • Then add chopped tomatoes and saute for another 1-2 minutes. Then add cooked dal along with enough water, tamarind paste and salt and simmer till the gravy thickens. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and asafoetida powder and remove from the flame after 2 minutes.
Enjoy with Rice or Dosa.


Cheers!!

20 comments:

Soumya said...

delicious sambhar....ur clicks and presentation rocks as always....

Swathi said...

Ulli sambar looks delicious love them.

Smitha said...

u r totally worthy of the award!!...and so congrats and u r welcome...
I love onions in sambar...thats what I search for all the time...thats y I add pearl onions too....yum yum!!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Sambar looks very delicious. I am sure this is the best sambar in its variety. My favorite too:)

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Awesome clicks, very inviting sambar..

Jay said...

That looks super good...fantastic clicks again..
Tasty appetite

Pushpa said...

Delicious onion sambar..

Jaisy James said...

ulli sambar adipoli ithuvare try cheythittilla. will try soon

Priya said...

Never say no to this onion sambar, just love it with crispy dosas,mouthwatering here..

Rachana said...

That Sambar looks yumm!!! Lovely presentation and clicks.

Rumana Rawat said...

iam feeling very hungry:)

aipi said...

Perfect with some hot rice, ghee n papad..yum :)

US Masala

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

love sambar in any form...like this version...

Fathima said...

Yummy sambhar! nice clicks!

Yummy Team said...

This looks so delicious..Great clicks..

Anonymous said...

nice pic of the Sambhar. looks mouth watering and delicious.

Swapna said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment:)... I think I am first time in your blog and you have a great space here...love all the recipes and pictures!..

Rekha shoban said...

hi jisha, first time to ur blog...ur blog looks very colourful and with delicious recipes....im glad to follow u dear!

Ancy said...

You have a wonderful blog..

Can you please tell me how many tomatoes to be used for this sambar?

Thanks,

JishasKitchen said...

@ Ancy - Happy to hear from you...You have to add one large tomato or two small tomatoes for this recipe...:)

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