Idli Sambar

23:30 Niloufer Riyaz 21 Comments

We usually know Idli n Sambar but what is "idli sambar". It is a special sambar made specially for idlis. Yes i learnt this recipe after I got married from my MIL.My hubby loves idlis. Give him in all three meals he will never say no. So I specially make this sambar when I make Idlis. This sambar is not that suitable for rice but goes perfect for idlis n tastes good with other tiffin items too. This is very easy to prepare. Using small onions adds flavour to this sambar, but if that is not available you can use regular onions but chop it in large pieces.This special sambar goes to Suma's Delicious Dals n to Think spice think Tamarind
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Idli Sambar

You need:
Tur Dhal                         1/2cup
Small onions                   200gms
Tomato(chopped)          1nos(medium)
Dry red chilli                   2-3nos+ 2nos to temper
Sambar powder               1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder            3/4tsp
Tamarind                        size of a small gooseberry
Asafoetida                      1/4tsp
Oil                                  1/2tbsp+ 1/2tsp
Ghee                               1/2tbsp
Mustard  seeds                1tsp
Curry Leaves                   1-2 sprig

Cook the tur dal n keep aside. Peel the onions. Heat 1/2tsp oil in a kadai and fry the red chilli, use 3 if you want it too hot. grind the chilli to a coarse powder   
Soak the tamarind in little water n extract the pulp.               
Heat 1 1/2 - 2 cups of water n add the onions n tomatoes, ground red chilli powder, turmeric powder, Sambar powder and cook till the onions are soft.
Add the cooked dhal, tamarind extract( add little by little coz this sambar requires only little tamarind, adding too much makes them very sour), salt. Add a little more only water if needed. Cook them for 12-15 minutes.
Temper the sambar with oil, ghee, mustard seeds, dry red chilli and curry leaves, asafoetida
Serve hot with Idli.


A perfect Meal!!


love that platter..its my lunch time..wanna grab the colorfula nd all time fav dish idli with chutney..delicious

Priya Suresh said...

Antha plate yennaku venum..pasikuthu paathathume:)..

GayathriRaj said...

hey thats true....this sambar will be good than our normal sambar we do for rice...thanks for sharing..simple and good

Panchpakwan said...

Love to have this delicious idi sambar..

shriya said...

Yummy platter !!! Looks soo delicous. Idli sambar is very comfortable food.

deepti said...

Tempting Breakfast menu !!

Wow that's an absolutely delicious platter with the idlis, sambar, chiutnye and podi...this is comfort food for me :)

Unknown said...

My favorite - idli sambar, cxan have it anytim,e breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner :)

Padmajha said...

Wow lovely dish I too love idli sambar and though I have just finished my breakfast I am ready for your platter :).Thanks for sending it to the event

Indian Khana said...

Perfect platter...just for me to grab ;)...

Dear,, really our comfort breakfast idli, sambar n chutney apdiye kooda 2 ulundhu vadai iruntha super.

my all time fav dish for breakfast, infact i just had it in the mrg...looks delicious niloufer..

Rachana said...

I love idly and sambar...its a great breakfast :) simply yummmmm....

Sindhura said...

Perfect south indian break fast.....
Drop in sometime

Suma Gandlur said...

Yummy platter. Thanks for this delectable sambhar. :))

Rach said...

I love sambar idli( more of sambar, little idli) :)

Anonymous said...

yum yum,it looks delicious...It's been so long since I had idlis & sambar!!

Wow!! i love this combo nothing can beat this yummy combo for breakfast.


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Wow ,

Hot idly n sambar that tastes heavenly...cute click dear.

Rajee Mani said...

Lovely sambar. I esp. like it with the mini dilis.