Monday, May 5, 2008

Idli with Hotel Sambhar

Ingredients for Sambhar Powder

1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
1 tbs cumin seeds
1 tbs coriander seeds
1 tsp fennal seeds (saunf)
1 tbs urad dal
1/2 tsp methi seeds
3 inch piece of tamarind
1 tbs jaggary
1 spring curry leaves
5 dry red chillis
1 inch cinnamon
1 tsp oil
Add 1 tsp oil to a pan and roast all the above ingredients ( except jaggary) on a low flame untillll golden color (approx 7 to 10 min )
Let it cool ,add jaggary and grind to a fine powder

( if u wish then u can add 1 tsp of store bought mtr sambhar powder to get the nice color ,I added)

Done .

( if u want to store this for long period ,double the quantity of everything and add dry coconut insted of fresh coconut ,and add 1/4 cup coconut milk while making sambar)

Ingredients for sambhar

1/4 cup toor dal
1/4 cup chana dal
1/2 tsp turmuric powder
1 cup chopped veggis ( carrots, beans, eggplant)
1 tomato ( chopped)
1/2 onion ( chopped)

For Tadka

2 tbs oil
1 tsp cumin and musturd seeds
pinch of hing
1 dry red chilli


Preassure cook toor dal and chana dal with a pinch of turmuric, mash them and keep aside
Heat 2 tbs of oil in a large sauce pan , add cumin seeds , musturd seeds, dry red chili and hing ,when musturd seeds splutter add chopped onions ,tomatoes and chopped veggis ,sautee everything until oil separates .
Now add above made sambhar powder and salt ,mix everything and add 4 cups (approx)
of water, bring to a boil and cook until all the veggis are cooked
Now add mashed dal until u get the consistency u desired
Simmer for 5 min ,garnish with cilantro
Done serve hot with idlis

Ingredients to make idlis ( simple recipe)
1 cup urad dal
2 cups idli rava
salt and pinch of baking soda before using
Soak urad dal 5 to 6 hours, and grind to a smooth paste in a blender ( u can add 2 cups of water while grinding )
Add the above ground urad dal paste to idli rava ,mix everything add water until u get the thick batter
( after 30 min check with batter it will become very thick by soaking all the water ,so add some more water and mix )
Let it ferment for 8 to 10 hours ( batter will become double in size)
Befor making idlis, take 1/4 cup water add salt and baking soda and mix to the idli batter
Pour 1 laddle of batter in to each idli mould and steam for 15 to 20 min


Asha said...

Sagari, STOP doing this to me!! :D

I have bookmarked to try Set dose and veg curry already and now you come up with these yummies. Sigh.. I have to try these too now!:))

Hotel Sambhar looks yum, Idlis are perfectly puffy.

Sagari said...

try this sambar ashaji ,it was really deleciouss

Arundathi said...

love love the photos - esp the idlis! :) mmm gonna have this for breakfast!

notyet100 said...

really tempting and mouthwateringpics,,nice recipe

kamala said...

Sagari what a coincidence i too posted sambhar today.Urs look yummy and the idlis are perfect

Uma said...

aha! Perfect sambhar with fluffy idlis! I am coming over for breakfast, sagari! Save some for me or make a fresh batch! Just kidding.

ANJALI J. said...

hey sagari, how r u doing? ur recipe pics are sooo delicious that no1 can resist their temption :)idlis n sambhar both look good.

Kalai said...

Beautiful idli and sambar, Sagari! You're going to have a large group of visitors at your door wanting breakfast!! :)

Richa said...

WOW! idli sambar looks so tempting, Sagari!

Divya Vikram said...

I cant resist these idlies and sambhar..they look heavenly

Cham said...

Always welcomed combo, they look delicious.

Madhavi said...

Really very tempting, looks mouthwatering. great recipe. will try soon.

BTW i have tagged u for top 10 pictures meme. Check my blog and do it if u r ok :))

meeso said...

Oh yum... Sounds good, I haven't had this in a long time.

Red Chillies said...

Looks absolutely delish Sagari. I feel like dipping the idli right into the sambhar.

sowmya said...

am going to make sambar for dosas tonight...will try this way....thanks for sharing

Jaya said...

Simply mouth -watering Sagari.....
well adding chana dal to sambhar is new to me , I have always used toor dal , and thanks for sharing this sambhar powder recipe ..
hugs and smiles

Daily Meals said...

Wow! Hotel sambar looks yummy Sagari!

TheCooker said...

Beautiful photos!
The idlis looks perfect, just perfect.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Sagari.... That was my fav... Love or version... nice recipe pictures... So mouthwatering...

Archy said...

Hotel sambhar.. Wow, sagari.. shall try this sambar next time.. looks so yummy !! Nice pic !!

farida said...

your pictures are beautiful. makes me grab and eat whatever you cook:) nice recipes.

Miss Bellevue :) said...

Oh Sagari this is awesome..Idli is my fav food and this is looking too yummy :) btw I have tagged u for MeMe, do participate :)

Andhra Flavors said...

Lovely photos and looks yummy1