Monday, September 27, 2010

Chinna vengaya sambar with Capsicum /Small onion sambar with capsicum

Small baby onions - 1/4 kg
Tamarind pulp
Haldi powder - 1/2 tsp
Capsicum - 1
Salt as required
Curry leaves few
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Fresh grated coconut.
Toor dal - 1 cup
Roast in 1 tsp of oil and wet grind:
Chana dal - 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Methi seeds - 1 tsp
Whole red chillies - 12- 15
Peel the skin of the small baby onions and keep aside.
In a vessel make a thick tamarind extract.
Now take a kadai and season with mustard seeds and put the onions and stir little.
Pour the thick tamarind extract juice over the onions.
Add salt, haldi powder,hing and curry leaves and mix nicely and allow to boil.
Now grind the roasted items with coconut with water to a paste.
After the onions are half cooked in the tamarind water add the ground masala paste and mix nicely and allow to boil.
In the meanwhile cook toor dal in the pressure cooker with water.
After the toor dal is cooked nicely add it to the sambar and mix nicely.
Now garnish with coriander leaves and turn off the gas.
The small onion sambar is now hot and ready to be had with any curry of your choice,raitha or applam or fried papad.


  1. Chinna vengaya sambar looks delicious Indu. Hanuman vadai on Nithu's blog is also delicious.

  2. Delicious sambhar..thanks for sharing this awesome recipe :)

    US Masala

  3. oh this small onion sambar is my favorite ..looks so inviting


  4. Both chinna vengayam and capsicum are my favourite in sambhar....just the thought of this sambhar is comforting!

  5. Sambar looks so tasty and tangy dear. Very well made.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. That is another surely DIVINE prep with piping hot rice..... WOW!!! I am just drooling over it..... :)


  7. love this sambar my earlier neighbour often gave me this for lunch.

  8. Sounds so yummy, it is my favorite too..

  9. This is a favourite sambar in my house. Looks very yummy!

  10. Completely a new recipe for me. We love toor dall so this must taste great.

  11. My family's fav to gobble up with idili..i am hungry now..:)

  12. We have this sambar often in our household...delicious

    Pushpa @

  13. MMM I love this one with the small onions!