Chinna Vengaya Sambar Recipe, How to make Vengaya Sambar using Freshly ground Sambar Powder
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Chinna Vengaya sambar using freshly ground sambar powder
Recipe type: lunch
Cuisine: South India
Serves: 4
  • ½ cup toor dal
  • ⅓ tsp turmeric powder
  • a drop oil
  • 1 cup water(for pressure cook dal)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • ⅓ tsp methi seeds
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  • 20 shallots
  • curry leaves
  • a small gooseberry size tamarind soaked and extracted
  • coriander leaves for garnishing
  • For sambar powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 3 dried red chili
  • 2 tsp channa dal
  • ⅓ tsp fenugreek seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp pepper
  1. Pressure cook ½ cup toor dal with 1 cup water & pinch turmeric,2 drops oil, mash & set aside. Dry Roast 1 tbsp coriander seeds, 3 Dried red chilies, 2 tsp chana dal, ⅓ tsp Fenugreek Seeds, ½ tsp cumin seeds, ½ tsp pepper(nip), grind it to a fine powder.
  2. Soak 1 small gooseberry sized tamarind in water and extract 1 cup of tamarind water, set aside. Heat a tsp oil add 1 tsp mustard seeds, ⅓ tsp methi seeds,thing. Let the mustard seeds to splutter.
  3. Add 20 shallots, curry leaves, fry well.
  4. Add tamarind extract, 1& ½ tsp salt let it boil, once the shallots are soft add cooked dal, freshly ground powder, mix well and let it boil until the raw smell of tamarind is gone.
  5. sambar is ready to serve, finally, add some coriander leaves & serve.
  6. Serving Suggestions: This sambar is just perfect with some with hot steaming idlis drizzled with ghee or Rice, dosas, Pongal, vada, or khichdi. Just dilute the sambar if you want to serve it with any of these tiffin items.
Follow the cooking instruction for dal and make it
don't reduce the number of shallots then you will not get the flavor in sambar
Recipe by Prema's Culinary at