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Vengaya Sambar recipe, Arachuvitta vengaya sambar

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Vengaya Sambar recipe

SAMBAR WITH FRESH GROUND MASALA

Recipe updated with video

“Vengaya sambar-  Arachuvitta vengaya sambar is a tasty sambar
recipe made using freshly ground Sambar masala, a lentil-based onion gravy, cooked in tamarind sauce, popular in the South Indian cuisine. Addition of shallots to this sambar gives a delicious aroma. My mother used to make this Arachuvitta vengaya sambar whenever we had guests at home, especially newly-weds. She used to brilliantly make this along with Urulai Kizhangu fry, appalam and tomato rasam. To this day, we have a special soft corner for this sambar. Over to my mother’s version of this recipe.
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Vengaya sambar

INGREDIENTS: ( SERVES 4-5) | Preparation time: 40 minutes

TOOR DAL 1/2 CUP
TAMARIND EXTRACT 1 CUP
SAMBAR POWDER 1 AND 1/2 TSP
TURMERIC POWDER 1/4 TSP
SAMBAR ONION| SHALLOTS 1/2 CUP
CORIANDER SEEDS 1 TBLSP
CHANNA DAL 1 TBLSP
RED CHILLI 2+ 1
COCONUT SHREDDED 2 TBLSP
OIL 1 TBLSP
ASAFOETIDA 2 PINCHES
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
VENDHAYAM |METHI SEEDS 1/8 TSP
SALT TO TASTE
CURRY LEAVES FEW

                       Video of how to make chinna vengaya sambar


SOUTH INDIAN SAMBAR
METHOD:

  • Cook the toor dal with 1 and 1/2 cup of water and a pinch of turmeric powder in pressure cook till 3 whistles.

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  • Peel the skin of the onions and  wash this nicely.

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  • Make tamarind extract from a gooseberry sized tamarind soaked in hot water.

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  • In a pan add oil and throw in the mustard seeds , fenugreek seeds (if adding) and 1 red chilli broken into pieces.

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  • Add the sambar onion and saute in a medium low flame till the onions become  turned golden brown.

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  • Add the tamarind extract and add sambar powder, salt, turmeric powder and asafoetida and let this boil till the onions become soft and gets cooked. Do this in a medium low flame.

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  • Meanwhile in a small pan, add a tsp of oil and roast the channa dal, coriander seeds, redchillis till they become golden brown. When it is done add coconut to this and allow this to cool.
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  • Grind this into a smooth paste adding little water and keep aside.

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  • Add the cooked toordal to the boiling tamarind mixture and add the ground masala to this and mix gently.

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  • Add little water to reach the right sambar consistency.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of jaggery . It’s optional only. Feel free to omit.
  • Bring this to a nice boil without getting the sambar burnt at the bottom.
  • Garnish with curry leaves.
  • Serve hot with rice and Potato curry

vengaya sambar

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47 comments

Mahi June 11, 2012 - 12:20 am

Sambar looks yummy! I love vengaya sambar & potato varuval combo! 😛

Sambar without tomato…i haven't tried!:)Shall try your version soon!

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Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran June 11, 2012 - 12:42 am

So yummy and inviting onion sambar.

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Akila June 11, 2012 - 1:15 am

Simply awesome… Loved ur presentation

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faseela June 11, 2012 - 1:42 am

Supoer yummy n temptiung sambhar

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Krithi June 11, 2012 - 1:45 am

Superb recipe Jeyashri.. A small request.. Would be great if you could rename the recipe to Chinna vengaya sambar/shallot sambar… I have searched a lot with the "Chinna vengaya sambar" and never arrived at a perfect recipe..

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Apputty June 11, 2012 - 2:24 am

I like the vessel very authentic one 🙂 i do have one 🙂

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RAKS KITCHEN June 11, 2012 - 3:33 am

Looks so so good, my favorite this is! never tried adding coconut, must be flavorful

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Pranjali June 11, 2012 - 3:37 am

Wow…delicious sambar

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RENU June 11, 2012 - 3:47 am

jeyashree…i just suggested sambar in ur blog yesterday…today iam seeing ur sambar recipe………wow it looks tasty.

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Chitra June 11, 2012 - 4:01 am

My hubby's fav/ will try for him.

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PT June 11, 2012 - 5:06 am

neat presentation…

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Sudha Sabarish June 11, 2012 - 5:06 am

Sambar sounds tasty.Never tried this version.Soon will give a try…

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Hamaree Rasoi June 11, 2012 - 5:20 am

liked adding coconut here…lovely color of onion sambar

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Supriya's Rasoi June 11, 2012 - 5:36 am

Jeyashree delicious recipe of sambhar I have already bookmarked it.

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Kaveri Venkatesh June 11, 2012 - 6:40 am

Delicious Sambar…Mom used to prepare Vengaya Sambar and Potato Curry almost every sunday.

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Gayathri NG June 11, 2012 - 6:43 am

Looks so delicious and i am drooling over here, pefect with hot idlies…

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Ramya June 11, 2012 - 8:28 am

I love this one! Vengaya sambar and rice , that is real comfort food:-)

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Tina June 11, 2012 - 9:11 am

lOVELY RECIPE..lOOKS YUMMY.

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Kalpana Sareesh June 11, 2012 - 9:46 am

my fav sambhar recipe..

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radha June 11, 2012 - 9:54 am

A favourite. Can be had with rice, idli, vada, dosa… name it..

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sowmya's creative saga June 11, 2012 - 10:27 am

love this always..made on sundays at my place so that it can be relished with peace..

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Priti June 11, 2012 - 10:57 am

Long time had vengaya sambar ….and never had it with coconut ..looks interesting

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Sharmilee! :) June 11, 2012 - 12:20 pm

flavourful sambar..looks very tempting

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Spice up the Curry June 11, 2012 - 12:48 pm

wow. so delicious. sambhar is looking fantastic

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Hema June 11, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Small onions add an extra flavor to this delicious sambar..

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Sathya Sankar June 11, 2012 - 2:42 pm

Delicious Sambar, very new to me. Will definitley try!

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Priya June 11, 2012 - 3:05 pm

Super tempting and my kind of comforting food,makes me hungry.

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Laavanya June 11, 2012 - 5:25 pm

the araichuvitta masala and associated flavour is unbeatable

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Happy Cook / Finla June 11, 2012 - 8:46 pm

Sambar looks so good, wish i had this with rice right now a real comfort food.

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ramya anand June 11, 2012 - 10:19 pm

This is the recipe my mom follows..arachuvitta sambar is a must in dinner,the night before Diwali..

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Nalini's Kitchen June 11, 2012 - 11:22 pm

Delicious yet simple and flavorful sambhar,love to have it with rice and potato curry,pappad….

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Unknown June 12, 2012 - 10:10 am

Oh my God! My mom makes this sambar in EXACTLY the same way !! And this was Sunday special in our house, with potato roast curry, because the elders would be okay with eating onions only on that day !! 😀

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aishwarya venugopal September 25, 2012 - 3:17 am

i tried this recipe today, it came out well 🙂 thank for sharing it jayashri :):)

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aishwarya venugopal September 25, 2012 - 3:18 am

i tried this recipe today, it came out well 🙂 thank for sharing it here jayashri :):)

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admin November 2, 2012 - 12:20 pm

thank u so much

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coolSnapZ November 2, 2012 - 2:47 am

I'm new to cooking.. and ur blog really helped me to start on and try different recepies as well.. gr8 job!! keep going ma'm 🙂

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coolSnapZ November 2, 2012 - 2:48 am

am a starter(new to cooking!!).. ur blog helped me lottt.. keep posting nd gr8 job indeed 🙂

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admin November 2, 2012 - 12:19 pm

Thank u so much

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Foodie November 25, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Give ur version of sambhar powder & Garam Masala Powder.
THanks

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Janani December 7, 2012 - 7:54 am

Hey Jey!

Yesterday I made this version of arachu-utta sambar for my fiance. He just loved it. He ate three servings of sambar with rice 🙂 Sooo happy 🙂 The credit goes to you 🙂 Thanks once again 🙂

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admin December 7, 2012 - 2:09 pm

That's great to hear janani. All the best 🙂

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ps March 21, 2013 - 5:28 am

very nice recipe, made it once, family loved it, making it again. thank you. 🙂

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sowjanya gadi May 22, 2013 - 8:22 am

Hi Jeyashri, ur recipe is so gr8 and i tried it out. My husband loved it. Yummmmmmmmmyyyyyyy!!!!!

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Sridhar Ganesan March 28, 2014 - 10:12 am

pl tell me for many people i can serve with this measure

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jeyashri suresh April 1, 2014 - 5:49 am

This serves 4-5 people. I have updated in the recipe now

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Monica Chakravarthy February 5, 2016 - 5:14 am

Hi. I have a query- you say to add sambhar powder to the onion and tamarind mix. Which powder do you use? This is in addition to the masala we grind later?

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jeyashri suresh February 7, 2016 - 1:49 pm

We use home made sambar powder. I have the recipe for sambar powder in my site too. Yes in addition to the masala we add sambar powder.

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