Onion tomato sambar | Thakkali chinna vengayam sambar-How to make-Step by step photos

chinna vengaya thakkali sambar By

Cuisine Style: Tamil Nadu, South India | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Take with: Idli, Dosa, Rice, Chapathi | Type : Sambar, Gravy, kulambu, curry, masala.


  • Sambar Onion [shallots, chinna vengayam] – 10 [peel the skin & wash]
  • Garlic - 2 cloves [mashed]
  • Toor dal – 1 cup
  • Tomato -1 [chopped]
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Red chilli -1
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Coriander leaves – 2 springs [chopped]
  • Tamarind water – 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder– ½ tsp
  • Fenugreek powder- 1 tbsp [dry roast fenugreek seeds then grind]
  • Coriander, cumin, pepper powder - 1 tbsp [dry roast seeds, let it cool & grind]
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – ½ tbsp
  • Jaggery – 1 tbsp [grated]
  • Asafetida a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Vilakkennai [castor oil]- 1tbsp [optional]
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Water as needed


  • Boil toor dal with turmeric powder, vilakkennai in cooker for 3 whistles
  • Heat pan with oil add mustard seeds, let it crackle then add urad dal.
  • Add green chilli and dry red chilli sauté & curry leaves
  • Then add onion &garlic sauté well. Add fenugreek powder sauté.
  • Add tomato, and turmeric powder sauté till soft.
  • Add boiled toor dal, and tamarind water let it boil.
  • Add coriander, cumin & pepper powder mix well
  • Then add jaggery and salt mix well cut off heat.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice

How to make Onion tomato sambar-Stepwise pictures[ Healthy, Delicious]

Toor dalToor dal

Organic sambar onionOrganic sambar onion

Boil toor dal with turmeric and vilakkennaiBoil toor dal with turmeric and vilakkennai

Heat oil add mustard, urad dal & curry leavesHeat oil add mustard, urad dal & curry leaves

Add garlic, green chilli, small onion sauteSoak sago / javvarisi for 20 min

Add asafetida sauteAdd asafetida saute

Add fenugreek powder sauteAdd fenugreek powder saute

Add turmeric powder sauteAdd turmeric powder saute

Add tomato saute till softAdd tomato saute till soft

Add boiled toor dal then add water if requiredAdd boiled toor dal add water if required

Add tamarind waterAdd tamarind water

Add ground coriander, cumin & pepper powderAdd ground coriander, cumin & pepper powder

Add jaggeryAdd jaggery

Add saltAdd salt

Finally add coriander leaves then cut off heatFinally add coriander leaves then cut off heat

Thakkali vengaya sambar is ready, serve hot with riceThakkali vengaya sambar is ready, serve hot with rice

Vengayam thakkali sambar/ shallots tomato sambar/Vengayam thakkali sambar/ shallots tomato sambar

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