Oct 10, 2008

Quick Sambar for Idly

My mom makes real cool sambar for idly. She has her wonderful sambar powder that works out the wonders. I dont add any vegetables when making this sambar. Super hot idlis and sambar to dip them is heavenly. It makes my mouth watering. Again top off the idlis with a little ghee and it reaches further heights.

This is what u'll need....

Tuvar dal 1/2 cup
Idly sambar powder 2 tbspn
Gram flour 1 tspn
Turmeric 1/4 tspn
Salt to taste
Tamarind paste - 1/4 tspn
Onion 1 large
Tomato 1 medium
Green chillies 3
Mustard, urad dal for tadka
Coriander leaves for garnish
Oil 2 tbspn
Salt to taste

Here is the stir....
  • Pressure cook the dal for 2-3 whistles and let it cool down
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, broken urad dal
  • Add finely chopped onions and fry till golden
  • Toss in chopped tomatoes and green chillies
  • When everything is cooked add the tuvar dal, salt, tamarind paste
  • Mix idly sambar powder, gram flour in half a cup of water and add to the pan
  • Boil the mixture for 15 mins and then garnish with lots of coriander leaves
  • The recipe looks simple but the results are really fabulous

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