Friday, August 14, 2009

Onion Sambar/Irulli Sambar

Irulli Sambar
What comes to my mind when I think of sambar irulli? Mini Idli. One mini idli into my mouth and then one mini onion from the sambar...My mouth is watering now.
But don't have the idlis cooked today :(
The irulli sambar gives a special taste to the idlis.
The tiny onions are also called as Pearl onions. These are very common in salads
Pearl Onions are very healthy and a perfect addition to any meal.
Peeling the pearl onions is generally cumbersome, but there are interesting ways to peel,boil the onions for 1 min and then peel.

How to prepare Irulli sambar(onion sambar)?

1. Toor dal - 1 cup
2. Pearl Onion - 20
3. Tomato - 2
4. Curry leaves -8
5. Red chilly Powder - 1/2 tsp
6. Sambar masala - 1 tsp
7. Mustard - 1/2 tsp
8. Oil - 2 tsp
9. Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
10. Jaggery - 1/2 tsp
11. Garlic cloves - 2
13. Salt as per taste
14. Coriander for garnishing(optional)

1. Cut the tomatoes and peel the outer skin of pearl onions.
2. Cook the dal, tomato and onion.
3. In a container , heat oil add mustard, garlic,curry leaves and turmeric.
4. When mustard start spluttering, add the cooked dal,onion and tomato.
5.Add Sambar powder,chilly powder and jaggery.Ad salt as per taste. Allow to boil.
6. Garnish with Coriander(optional).
This irulli sambar taste yummy with idli or rice.

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