Arachuvitta Onion Sambhar and Urulaikilangu curry ( potato curry) are a classic Tamil Brahmin Combination. My inlaw’s still make them for lunch every Sunday!!
Whats your Sunday’s lunch Menu? Every house hold must be having a routine and fixed family favorite menu for Sunday’s lunch. We all used too.. In my maternal house , I have grown up enjoying Aloo ke Paratha’s served with Amul butter and tomato ketchup .Followed with that , a course of curd rice is a must at home. We did not stand a choice to turn down having a portion of curd rice then. Some Sunday’s it used to Vegetable Pulav with yogurt and some Rice along with Yogurt and tiny bit spicy pickle.
In H’s house it used be altogether a 360 degree opposite cuisine menu. Ever since he has realized, my MIL has been making Onion Sambar along with Potato roast for Sunday’s lunch .Even today , when we visit India during our vacation , my MIL follows the ritual.. This combo is just unbelievably awesome. You must try it at least once , to believe it to be too good to be true.
This Archavittu Vengaya Sambar , belongs to Palakkad Cuisine and is so so versatile , it goes well with tiffin items like Idly’s,Dosa’s, Pongal, Adai, Vada and many more.
Archavittu in tamil means ,ground mixture. There are a 50 ways to make Sambar, either with coconut or without , with readymade Sambar Powder and so forth.
There are few other Palakkad Cuisine recipes in this space – Molagooshyam , Mathan Podithuval /Pumpkin Coconut Curry , Beetroot Curry , humble Potato curry , Mangakari – Raw Mango Pickle , Pulikachal – Puli Inji
ONION SAMBAR | ARACHUVITTU