Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ulli Sambar/Onion Sambar

Shallots-1 cup(skin removed and cut to half)
Pigeon pea/toor dal-1/2 cup 
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp 
Green chilly-1(sliced)
coconut-1/4 cup(grated)
Sambar powder-2 tsp
Chilly powder-1 tsp
Curry leaves 2 stalk
Salt to taste. 
Coconut oil-2 tsp 
Mustard -1 tsp
Dry red chillies-2 no
Coriander leaves few

Method Of Preparation:
1. Cook the toor dal with water,turmeric powder and salt.Once it becomes medium soft add shallots,green chilly,sambar powder,chilly powder and cook till shallots become tender.
2. Roast the coconut without oil along with few curry leaves and grind to paste.See that it doesn't turn too brown.
3. Once the shallots become tender add the coconut and boil once.Add coriander and curry  leaves. Take from heat.
4. In a wok heat coconut oil,add mustard and red chilly,let it sputter and mix that to the sambar.
5. Its a great combination for dosas ,idllis and steamed rice.

1. Instead of using grated coconut you can use coconut milk.Then leave step 2.
2. Don't cook shallots with dal as they have different cooking time.
3. Don't overcook shallots as you will lose the taste.


  1. ONE OF HUBBYS FAV.............URS LOOK NICE.........

  2. lovely favourite accompaniment for idlies

  3. My fav sambar which I would love to relish with hot Vadas especially.

  4. perfect comb with idli n dosa...

  5. Am an addict to this sambar, inviting!

  6. Thanks Reshmi, for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comments. Happy to be your new follower.

  7. onion sambhar....yummy and tasty!

  8. Looks yum , I'm yet to try this looks...looks gr8

  9. Healthy & delicious sambar.....

  10. Ulli sambar looks delicious. my favorite.

  11. Seems like we prepare the same dish everyday! Plz connect with me at , since im moving my blog over thr.


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