Idli Sambar
Idli sambar is a popular South Indian breakfast dish consisting of soft, steamed rice and lentil cakes (idli) served with a flavorful and tangy lentil soup (sambar). Ingredients: Urad dal, Idli rice, Tamarind paste, Arhar dal, Sambhar masala, Coriander, Tomato, Onion, Turmeric powder, Cooking oil, Cumin seeds, Mustard seeds, Salt, Hing, Curry leaves
60min
Cook Time
4
Servings
Recipe
350 kCal
Recipe
1
Prepare idli batter by soaking 2 cups of idli rice and 1 cup of urad dal separately for 4-6 hours. Drain the water and grind them separately to form a smooth paste. Mix the two pastes, add 1 teaspoon of salt, and ferment the batter for 8-10 hours.
2
Grease idli moulds with oil and pour the fermented batter into each mould. Steam the idlis in a steamer or pressure cooker (without the whistle) for 10-12 minutes. Remove the idlis from the moulds and set aside.
3
To prepare sambar, pressure cook 1 cup of toor dal with 2 cups of water, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder, and a pinch of asafoetida for 3-4 whistles. Mash the cooked dal and set aside.
4
In a pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil and add 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds, 1/4 teaspoon of asafoetida, and a few curry leaves. Sauté for a minute.
5
Add 1 chopped onion, 2 chopped tomatoes, and 1 cup of chopped vegetables (such as drumsticks, carrots, and beans) to the pan. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
6
Add 1/4 cup of tamarind extract, 2 tablespoons of sambar powder, and salt to taste. Cook for another 5 minutes.
7
Add the mashed toor dal to the pan and mix well. Add water to adjust the consistency and bring the sambar to a boil. Simmer for 10-12 minutes.
8
Garnish the sambar with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with idlis.
Nutrition
350
kCal
12 g
Protein
6 g
Fat
62 g
Carbs
200 g of Urad Dal
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