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    Onion Sambaar

    Onion Sambaar. Photo by Sue Lau

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    1 hrs

    Nyteglori's Note:

    Some of these more exotic ingredients can be found in Ethnic stores that carry India foods.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Garnish

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Wash dal in several changes of water until water runs clear and drain well in a sieve.
    2. 2
      Cook dal at a bare simmer in 1 1/2 cups water in a 3-quart saucepan until most of water is evaporated and dal has consistency of a paste, 40 to 45 minutes, stirring frequently during last 15 minutes to prevent scorching.
    3. 3
      Heat oil in a 6-quart heavy saucepan over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then cook mustard seeds and red chile, stirring, until seeds begin to pop.
    4. 4
      Add 1 1/2 cups water and remaining ingredients (but not dal paste).
    5. 5
      Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened, 6 to 8 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add dal paste and remaining cup water, stirring to incorporate.
    7. 7
      Bring rasam to a boil, stirring occasionally, and season with salt.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 01, 2008

      55

      Very flavorful! There was a nice amount of spice and it had a hint of a sour tang which seemed very authentic from the restaurant sambaars I have had. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Onion Sambaar

    Serving Size: 1 (240 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 79.9
     
    Calories from Fat 14
    18%
    Total Fat 1.6 g
    2%
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    1%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 9.1 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 14.2 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    11%
    Sugars 3.4 g
    13%
    Protein 3.4 g
    6%

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