Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Eerully Sambhar( Sambhar with whole onions)

8-10 small onions/ baby onions
 1 cup Toor dal
2-3 tsp  Sambhar powder
1/4 cup grated Coconut
1 Clove
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1 pinch Hing
A pinch of Turmeric
1/2 lime sized Tamarind / 1 tsp Tamarind paste
3-4 Red Chillis ( or as per requirement)
1 tsp Jaggery
salt to taste


  • Peel the onions , put them in a pan with little water, salt. Cook them till they are tender. Keep aside.
  • Now wash the Dal, pressure cook it with a pinch or Turmeric and enough water.
  • Wet grind the coconut with Sambhar powder, Clove,Hing,Coriander, Tamarind/ paste and red Chillis if required.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed wok, pour the Ground paste add little water and let it boil.
  • Mash the cooked Dal a little and and it to boiling Masala give a good stir.
  • Now add the cooked onions, add/ Adjust salt, Water and Jaggery.
  • Let it boil on a low flame for  good 10 mins. Turn off the heat.
  • Serve hot with white rice.

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