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Idli Sambar

This sambar recipe is specifically made for idli and dosai with dhal, onion and tomato.

Idli Sambar

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Recipe by S Kamala Course: KuzhambuCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes

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.
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