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Onion Sambar

Vengaya sambar is what my dad used to call this. This is a nice combination with Puri or Chappati. It can be prepared real quick.
Ingredients :
  • Gram Flour : 2 tbl spns
  • Potatoes : 2 Nos. (optional)
  • Onions : 1 No. Big
  • Tomato : 1 No. 
  • Green chillies : 3 Nos.
  • Curry leaves : 1 string
  • Mustard seeds : 1/2 tspn
  • Urad Dhal : 1/2 tspn
  • Turmeric : 1/4 tspn
  • Cumin pwdr : 1/2 tspn
  • Fennel seeds : 1/2 tspn
  • Salt to taste 
  • Oil : 1 tbspn
Method of preparation :
  • Heat oil in a pan fry mustard seeds, urad dhal, fennel seeds, turmeric, green chillies and onions (chopped lengthwise) and fry when onions are almost done add tomatoes chopped  in big chunks
  • In the meanwhile mix gram flour with some 2 cups of water in a bowl. 
  • Add this mixture into the fried onions along with salt and cumin powder. 
  • Add more water than the required thickness of the gravy as gram flour has to boil for 5 min during which it absorbs a lot of water. (Cooked potatoes to be added now)
  • Do not add too much salt.  Cook for 5 min and serve hot with Poori or Chappati.
Note : This got to be served when its hot. Tends to thicken when its cold.  Add a lot of water and it thickens as gram flour cooks. I tried this with rice also and it tasted good.
Also Known as : Bombay Chutney, Onion Sambar, Erulli Sambar, Potato Curry, Poori Potato Curry


Curry Leaf said... November 22, 2008 at 11:02 PM  

Where is the pic dear,the recipe is new to me,I am thinking of an instant sambar.The pic would have confirmed the dish and enhanced the post

Priya said... November 23, 2008 at 9:35 AM  

Love anything as sambar..onion sambar simply superb..

Roochi said... November 23, 2008 at 2:30 PM  

I shall put the pic when I prepare it next time... did not have time to click yest

Medhaa said... November 24, 2008 at 1:10 PM  

Onion Sambhar sounds great

Prathibha said... August 9, 2010 at 12:17 AM  

even we love bombai chitney wid poori/chapathy/dosa....looks yumm

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