Simple sambar recipe without any vegetables is easy, and makes a tasty sambar which can be enjoyed with rice, dosa or idli.
You can serve the simple and yummy sambar hot with rice, dosa or idli!
You can also just use sambar powder instead of spices, just follow the instructions as mentioned in the package for sambar powder if you are not using other spice powders since you will need to use it more in that case.
Adding shallots or pearl onions (or you can finely chop the regular onions and use) will add much flavor but this is not necessary. If you have onion powder, you may add it too which will increase the flavor (although its not the authentic way of doing), instead of using the onions, but you can add it while you add other spice powders.