I’m all about the easy soups and stews this winter. Preferably the kind that involve minimal chopping of ingredients, and while this recipe does require peeling and cubing sweet potatoes, the namesake ingredient (onions) are the type that come out of a bag.
This Sambar gets its flavor from a healthy dose of Indian spices and tamarind. So glad I’m finally using up my tamarind paste! It has such a distinctive flavor that when a recipe calls for it then nothing else will do, but it’s not the kind f thing I experiment with regularly.
Sambar is a traditional Indian dish, although typically made with some kind of dal. I tweaked it so that it gets its body from sweet potatoes, instead. One benefit of the sweet potato substitution is that the stew keeps its gorgeous golden color. By the way, this can easily be made vegetarian… just swap out the chicken broth for water or vegetables broth. I served this Sambar over cauliflower rice and it’s a delicious combination. Happy eating!
Paleo Sambar (Indian Onion Stew)
This simple Indian onion stew is an exotic weeknight winter, with savory Indian spices, the tang of tamarind and the sweetness of onions and sweet potatoes.
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