Sambar onion or shallot is a type of onion that is bulb-shaped, with copper, reddish, or grey skin. this small onion is elongated and unlike other onions, it grows in clusters like garlic. Rich in antioxidants, this onion is a good source of fibre and flavonoids. Sambar Onions have been used to spice up food for centuries not just in India but all over the world. They can be eaten raw, pickled, powdered, dried, or cooked and caramelized. Food certainly tastes better when spiced up with onions. Vengaya Sambar Onions are also known to treat certain medical conditions. They contain anti-inflammatory, anti-cholesterol, anticancer, and antioxidant properties and are thought to have aphrodisiac properties. Shallot is a multiplier onion. It is also known as scallions or eschalot and is native to Central and Southwest Asia. Their firm texture along with their sweet, aromatic, and pungent flavouring makes them ideal for onion sambhar recipes-a delicacy in South India. Shallot onions are also preferred for baked chicken dishes or roast vegetables.