Idli Sambar Recipe

Ingredients for preparing Sambar for Idli

  • Toor Dal – 1 cup
  • Onion – 2 nos.
  • Tomato – 4 nos.
  • Green Chillies – 2 nos.
  • Carrot (chopped) – 1 cup
  • Ladies Finger – 1 cup
  • Beans (chopped) – 1 cup
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds  - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida Powder  – 1 tsp
  • Tamarind Paste – 4 tbsp
  • 1 inch Jaggery Cube  – 2 nos.
  • Curry Leaves  – 2 stalks
  • Sambar Powder – 4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Steps to prepare Sambar for idli

  1. Rinse the dal well and then add them to the pressure cooker.
  2. Cook the dal with salt, turmeric powder and 2 cups water till they are well cooked. Once the pressure settles down, remove the lid and mash the dal gently with a wooden spatula.
  3. Heat oil in a nonstick pan; add mustard seeds. When they splutter add cumin seeds, asafoetida powder and curry leaves. Saute the spices till they turn aromatic.
  4. Cut onion straight. Now fry it. Once they turn golden brown, add chopped tomato and fry.
  5. Then add all chopped vegetables. Add sufficient water and let it boil for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Now mix the dal and sambar powder. Stir properly.
  7. Mix tamarind paste and jaggery and let it boil for 15 minutes. Add salt to taste and give a quick stir.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Ingredients for preparing Idli

  • Rice – 2 Cup
  • Urad Dal / Black Gram dal – 1 Cup
  • Baking Soda – A pinch
  • Salt –1 Tbsp

Steps for preparing Idli

  1. Soak rice and urad dal for 6-8 hrs. Mix and grind coarsely.
  2. Add baking soda and leave the batter for 4-6 hrs for fermentation. Add salt and mix properly into the form of batter.
  3. Grease the idli holder or tray and fill each of them with required quantity of idli batter.
  4. Let it get steamed for 20 minutes in low flame. Do not open the cooker immediately,
  5. open after some time. Carefully take off the idlies from the tray and serve hot with sambar.
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