Onion Sambar – Brahmin Special


Onion Sambar - Brahmin Special

Onion Sambar : Tuvar dal, shallots and other ingredients are cooked together
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • 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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