Sambar Recipe for Idli | How to make Sambar for Idli


sambar recipe for idli

how to make sambar for idli
The sambar recipe for idli that follows enables you prepare sambar, which is almost necessary to eat idli. The aroma of sambar that wafts through the air while cooking and after, can make you crave for this cuisine. Use the sambar recipe for idli to prepare a great side-dish for idli.

Some prefer to use coconut chutney also to savor idli. Here are the steps on how to make coconut chutney.

Learn how to make idli.

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Quantity:
4-5 cups

Ingredients:

1. Toor dal 1/4 cup
2. Moong dal 1 teaspoon
3. Onion 1
4. Tomato 1

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5. Oil 2 teaspoons
6. Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon
7. Hing 1 pinch
8. Curry leaves 1 sprig

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9. Jaggery small piece

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10. Tamarind small piece
11. Turmeric 2 pinches
12. Salt to taste
13. Chopped fresh coriander leaves

How to make Sambar for Idli?


sambar recipe for idli

1. Wash toor dal and moong dal in a pressure cooker.

Add 1-and-1/2 cup of water, a tomato and a few pinches of turmeric.

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2. Add a few teaspoons of water to tamarind.

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Keep aside.
3. Cut an onion into big cubes.

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4. Pressure cook till the toor dal is soft.

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5. Remove the tomato.

Mash the dal slightly.

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6. Set aside 1 teaspoon of sambar powder.

Add tomato.

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7. Add water.

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Grind to a fine sambar paste.

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8. Heat oil

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9. Add mustard when the oil becomes hot.

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10. Keep aside a few curry leaves.

Add the remaining curry leaves, when mustard splutters.

Fry.

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11. Add onion.

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Fry till these become light-brown.

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12. Add hing.

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Fry for a few seconds.

13. Add sambar paste.

Add a few tablespoons of water to the mixer jar. Swish it and add the water to the paste.

Mix.

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14. Squeeze the soaked tamarind to get the juice.

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Add the tamarind juice and turmeric.

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Mix.

Boil for 1-2 minutes. Keep stirring intermittently.

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15. Add toor dal, about 2 cups of water, jaggery and salt.

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Mix.

Add the remaining curry leaves.

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16. Boil till there is no raw smell of sambar paste. Keep stirring intermittently.

Taste and, if necessary, add water, salt and sambar powder.

Boil for a few more minutes.


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17. Add chopped coriander leaves. Mix.

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Boil for a few seconds.

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Switch off the stove.
18. Sambar for idli is ready.

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Another type of idli sambar uses fresh masala paste: Here is how to make idli sambar with masala paste.

TIPS How to make Sambar for Idli
1. If sambar becomes watery, mix half a teaspoon of rice flour with little water to make a paste. Add it to the sambar. Bring the sambar to boil.