Idli Sambar Written by Kamala Updated on December 21, 2022 in Kuzhambu Jump to Recipe Print RecipeThis sambar recipe is specifically made for idli and dosai with dhal, onion and tomato. IdliDifficulty: MediumA very common Tamilian breakfast dish that is served with chutney/sambar/milagai podi Cuisine: Indian, TamilDosaiDifficulty: MediumThe classic breakfast dish made with parboiled rice and dhal. It is served with Chutney and Sambar Cuisine: Indian, Tamil Pin Print Idli Sambar 0.0 from 0 votes Recipe by S Kamala Course: KuzhambuCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy Servings6servingsPrep time5minutesCooking time15minutes This sambar recipe is specifically made for idli and dosai with dhal, onion and tomato. Ingredients Thuvar dhal – ½ cup Green gram dhal – ¼ cup Tamarind – Big Gooseberry size Sambar Powder – 2 teaspoons Turmeric Powder – ¼ teaspoon Sambar onion – 10 to 15 Nos Tomato – 1 No Green Chillies – 2 Nos Curry leaves – few Coriander leaves – for garnishing Oil – 1 tablespoon Mustard – ½ teaspoon Asafoetida Powder – ¼ teaspoon Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste Directions Pressure cook both thuvar and green gram dhals together along with a pinch of turmeric powder till soft.Soak tamarind in water and squeeze out the juice with half cup water.Peel the skin from the sambar onion and cut it lengthwise into two or four, depending on its size.Chop tomato. Slit the green chillies lengthwise.In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard.When it splutters, add asafoetida powder, cut onion, slit green chillies, curry leaves and fry till the onion is transparent.Then add tomato and fry for a while. Add sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.Add tamarind water and close with lid. Allow to boil for one or two minutes.Then add the cooked dhal and stir well. Allow to boil again.Remove from stove and garnish with coriander leaves.Tips:You can also add one small potato and carrot cut into small pieces along with sambar onions.