Easy Shallot Sambar

Easy Shallot Sambar (Small Onion Sambar)

Easy Shallot Sambar (Small Onion Sambar) is made without much efforts but tastes awesome. I have used a good blend of vegetables along with an equal quantity of shallots. This simple recipe does not need grinding of masala and there is no use of coconut.

Please do not ignore the tempering of ghee and hing (asafoetida) as this takes the dish a notch higher.

You might like our other recipes like Oats Idly, Vegetable Idli and Cheese Utthapam and Tomato chutney.

Easy Shallot Sambar

Yield: 4 serving
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients for Easy Shallot Sambar

½ cup tuvar dal soaked ( split pigeon pea)
¼ teaspoon haldi (turmeric)
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups water
1 cups mix vegetables cut into big pieces (Carrot, beans, drumstick, and cucumber)
1 teaspoon sambar masala
1 teaspoon oil

For the onions
1 cup shallots peeled
2 tomatoes cubed
2 tablespoon curry leaves
2 tablespoon tamarind pulp
3 teaspoon sambar masala
2 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon mustard
½ teaspoon jeera (cumin)
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)

1 teaspoon ghee
1/3 teaspoon mustard
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)

Direction for making Easy Shallot Sambar

  • Boil tuvar dal, salt, haldi and water in a pressure cooker for 10 minutes.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan; add the vegetables, 1 teaspoon sambar masala, tamarind pulp, salt and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Once the steam is realised from the cooker open the lid and add the vegetables to the dal. Mix and again close the lid. Boil for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Heat 2 teaspoon oil in a pan; add mustard, jeera and allow to splutter.
  • Add the shallots, saute for 2 minutes and add the tomatoes, saute for 2 more minutes.
  • Now add the hing, curry leaves, sambar masala and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the onions to the cooked dal and let it boil on low heat for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Check the seasoning and adjust the thickness of the sambar.
  • For the tempering heat ghee in a small pan, add mustard, red chilli and let it splutter. Pour the tempering on the sambar.
  • Serve with dosa, idly or rice.

Easy Shallot Sambar

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