Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Idly sambar

Hello all.....Blogging after a real long time.Right from the time i wanted to blog every day i could hardly sit with my laptop.Was very busy enjoying.Any ways back to blogging.I learnt quite a few items these which was very interesting.Will share all the items i learnt & made in future & all the tips i got.

Idly sambar is one favorite dish served in many south Indian restaurants.Saravana bhavan idly sambar is so famous i always wanted to
make sambar like that for idly.Here it is sambar that has Saravana bhavan sambar taste.Simnce i dont have small idly mold with me i made regular idlies.


This is how i made the sambar

Ingredients
Toor dhal (cooked) 1cup
Pearl onions 1 cup
Tomato 1

onion 1
Tamarind juice 1 cup (diluted)
mustard seeds 1/4tsp
Channa dhal 2tsp
Coriander seeds(dhaniya) 4 tsp
Red chilli 10
Pottu kadalai 1 tsp

Oil 3tsp
curry leaves & coriander leaves few
Turmeric powder 1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Jaggery 1tsp

In a kadai add oil.Add channa dhal,coriander seeds & 8 red chillies.Roast them till little brown.Keep aside.Now add oil in the same kadai & add onions.saute a while & add half of a tomato & saute till tomato is soft.Allow it to cool & grind them all together to a fine paste along with pottu kadalai.Now in
a kadai add oil.Splutter mustard seeds.When it pops add pearl onions & curry leaves.Now add red chillies and then the tamarind juice.Now add remaining tomato, turmeric powder & salt.Add the ground paste.Allow this mixture to boil till the raw smell of tamarind goes.Now add the cooked & mashed toor dhal to this & allow it to boil a little more.Now add jaggery & chopped coriander leaves & serve hot with idlies.

When serving with idlies first layer with idlies then pour some sambar on top.Add chopped onions & pour 1 tsp ghee on top.Garnish with coriander leaves.

6 comments:

  1. Sambar looks yum and spicy..I also add jaggeri in the sambar...welcome back Vidya..

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  2. Hi Vidya. Welcome back dear! Yummy sambar, i'm getting hungry now. Do check my blog for FIL event and a visual treat to Malaysia!

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  3. Am a great idly sambhar fan....am hungry now!

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  4. I tried it out and It came out SO well... Thanks Vidya

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  5. Hi Vidhya, u said Onion-1 and PearlOnions - 1 cup
    i can't get it..should i grind the pearl onions? It would be good if we get whole pearl onion in the sambhar rite??pls clear my confusion :) It looks yummy.. this s what i want :)

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