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Sambhar with baby onions

A satisfying South Indian lentil dish with curry leaves and mustard seeds.

Serves: 4 - 6 | Suitable for vegetarians

Sambhar with baby onions


The baby onions bring a gentle sweetness to this tangy dhal. The perfect dish for colder months.

  1. Empty sachet 1 (lentils) into a pan with the water, tomatoes, baby onions and green beans.
  2. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes
  3. Add sachet 2 (powders), adjust water if the mixture is too thick and simmer for 2 minutes.
  4. In a frying pan, fry sachet 3 (whole spices) in the oil until the mustard seeds begin to pop.
  5. Add the desiccated coconut until it is lightly browned.
  6. Pour this mixture over the lentils and vegetables.
  7. Add tamarind puree or lemon juice, season well with salt and serve.