Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sambar Idly / Mini Idly with Sambar / 14 Idlies:

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Sambar Idly is a speciality of South Indian Cuisine. It is one of the famous healthy breakfast recipe that is loved by people all over country & abroad.
This recipe requires to make a lot of Sambar, as we need more sambar to soak the idlies in..! Mini Idlies tastes great & the kids will just love them..!
Now to the easy idly sambar recipe..;)
Ingredients:
For Idly preparation:
  • Idly rice                         - 6 cups
  • Urad dal                        - 1 cup
  • Methi / fenugreek seeds - 1 tsbp
  • Salt as required
Method:
To Prepare Mini Idly:
  1. Wash & soak the rice & dal separately for 6 to 8 hrs.
  2. Mix fenugreek with dal.
  3. First grind dal & then grind rice to smooth batter.
  4. Add salt and mix thoroughly.
  5. Keep closed in a warm place for 8 hrs or overnight to ferment.
  6. Then slightly mix the fluffed batter gently.
  7. If required add little water.
  8. Now grease the mini idly mould with oil.
  1. Pour the batter in the moulds with a spoon.

  1. Steam in idly cooker for 10 to 12 mins.
  2. Turn off flame, remove the moulds and leave for 2 to 3 mins.
  1. Dip a spoon in cold water and run it around the idlies in the mould, flip them out & keep it aside.
  1. Soft & fluffy idlies are ready..!
Lets see the preparation of Sambar:
Ingredients:
  • Toor dal                        - 1 cup
  • Tamarind                       -  small lemon sized
  • Onion                           - 1
  • Tomato                         - 1
  • Vegetables chopped     - 1 cup
  • Turmeric pwd                - ½ tsp
  • Asafetida/ hing              - a pinch
  • Red chilly pwd              - ½ tsp
  • Oil                                - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
To Grind:
  • Chana dal                     - 2 tbsp
  • Fenugreek seeds           - 1 tsp
  • Red chilly                      - 2 to 3
  • Grated coconut             - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds/pwd     - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves                  - a few
Method:
  1. Wash and soak the toor dal for 5 mins.
  1. Add 2 cups of water, turmeric pwd and pressure cook it until soft.
  2. Mash it well.
  3. Soak tamarind in water and squeeze the thick extract and keep aside. ( if you’re using tamarind paste, dilute it with half cup of water)
  4. Heat ½ tsp of oil in a pan, roast in the ingredients given under label “ To grind”
  5. Allow to cool and grind it to coarse pwd.
  6. Chop onion, tomato, preferred vegetables in desired size.
  7. In a wide pan / kadai, heat a tbsp of oil.
  8. Add mustard, cumin, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves and sauté well, till it changes color.
  9. Add onion, salt and sauté till transculent. ( adding the salt, will make the onion cook soon )
  10. Add finely chopped tomato and cook soft.
  11. Add the preferred vegetables and stir well.
  12. Add turmeric pwd, hing, red chilly pwd and mix.
  13. Add a cup of water and allow to boil well , until the vegetables are cooked soft.
  14. Add the cooked dal and combine.
  15. Add water as necessary to adjust the consistency.
  16. Now add the thick tamarind pulp, cook well.  
  17. Add the freshly ground masala pwd.
  18. Mix well and cook sambar for 2 to 3 mins.
  19. Remove from stove top & garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

21. Tasty & yummy Sambar is ready..!
To Serve:
  • Take a serving bowl and pour sambar to it.
  • Add the mini idlies to the delicious sambar.
  • Soak them for few minutes.
  • Serve hot with coriander leaves garnishing.
  • Enjoy the sumptuous combo of mini idlies literally floating in the sambar..:)
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79 comments:

  1. Mmm.. these Sambar look very interesting. This is a very good dish perfect for a dinner party!

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  2. Superrr yummy mini idlis...and the sambhar looks perfect...

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  3. WOW, they look so heavenly yummy
    xx

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  4. Slurp...tempting preparation....Love these idlis..

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  5. I got this mini idli mold recently! Nice idlies and the perfect breakfast combo!

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  6. This looks absolutely delicious but a lot of work! I will come and try it at your house LOL Diane

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  7. For sambar Idli I drool like a sweet dish.

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  8. Looks delicious :D

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  9. That is really cool. I've never seen a preparation like that before.

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  10. Wow just had mini idles at home n opened m iPad amazing coincidence jay...lovely idliss n sambar.....ur pics are very tempting dear..love ur blog

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  11. Looks amazing Jay! Wonderful job!

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  12. Muy rico esta para no dejar ni gota, besos

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  13. Hi..

    I will definitely try this recipe.. looks very yummy.

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  14. yummy...yummy...yummy...i like this recipe so much..wonderful photos...

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  15. Mouth watering mini Idlis. I do not have mini Idli plates... Missing it....

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  16. Excellent n pretty mini idlis, perfect with samabar...

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  17. My fav and easy breakfast ...

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  18. this is really cool and the best part is that there is not much oil and is always good to eat idlis and light on tummy.

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  19. Yummy!
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  20. This is one of my favorite breakfasts. Looks superb Jay.

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  21. many many thanks for the recipe... for a long time i wanted a good sambar recipe...

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  22. Wow, lovely idlis and beautiful presentation!!

    Cheers!
    Vani

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  23. Thank you so much for choosing to stay a while and sharing our lives through food. I appreciate all your comments, ideas, daily encouragement and support..
    have a fantastic start of the week..:)

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  24. I always enjoy the idli's with sambar. The mini idli's looks good.

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  25. perfect. I love them with melted ghee on top. lovely.

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  26. so cute looking idli's..

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  27. very tempting Jay.

    I prefer to have idlies first when we eat out as that will be ready & requires less serving time. Miss those sharavana bhavan mini idlies very much.

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  28. although the ingredients are rather unfamiliar to me, it looks delicious!


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  29. yummy breakfast idea Jay....love the mini idlis!

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  30. I love mini idlis.. and now seeing these I have to eat some! love them!

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  31. Slurp!!
    I'm getting craving for sambar. :)

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  32. looks tempting.. cute lil idlies

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  33. jay I just adore the color of ur recipes fantastic dear.

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  34. Colorful and tempting..Gone for it!

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  35. Mini idlies with sambar is always very tempting. Great recipe and pictures :)

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  36. Yummy! Some ghee for me please

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  37. Hey Jay, what's that delicious-looking stuff?? They're sooooo cute! Looks like dessert yet they're not. Awesome!

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  38. I just adore this for breakfast..The pics are making me hungry!! And loved the texture of ur sambhar..
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  39. It sure takes a lots of work ! Very tempting dish !

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  40. wow what a delicious colorful mini idlies and sambar. love the presentation.

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  41. Looks mouth watering jay!

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  42. Mini idly? How cute! And this is such a scrumptious looking recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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  43. hi jay..good pic lolz..step by step..this is good for brkfst?..relly hungry now:)

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  44. hey dear !!!this is absolutely one of my favorites !!!love these mini idlis !!!!!

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  45. Super tempting,delicious and incredible..

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  46. love your idlis! wish you were near my house to taste them!
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  47. Those are the cutest little idlis! i'd love to eat the whole bowl of those.

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  48. My husband is South Indian and I have to say, idlis and sambar has got to be my favorite meal. I love the idea of mini-idlis. May I ask where you got the mold?

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  49. Hi Jay, wow it looks so yummy... Cant wait to try the recipe by myself. Thank you for sharing

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  50. Hello jay, nice knowing you.
    your idlis and sambar looks tempting to try at. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Love that bowl of mini idlis dunked in sambar, my daughter's faorite too, it is a Sunday morning brunch for us.

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  52. amazing! i'll have to try this sometime!

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  53. I've tried homemade idly at my friend's house and it was delicious! This looks good!

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  54. It looks so tempting!Have a lovely day,dear Jay!

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  55. Hello Jay, thank you for your visit! I'm happy to see Indian cuisine, veeeery tasty blog! :)

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  56. Awesome recipe Jay (again)...Thanks for sharing ;-)

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  57. it's usually for breakfast? I love having that for lunch and dinner too :)

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  58. What a hearty delicious comfort food!

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  59. perfect and yummy combo ...love this a lot

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  60. Delicious!!!!!!!!!!1

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  61. Delicious n mouthwatering sambar idly.

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  62. Hello Jay! I responded to your invitation and I discovered with great pleasure your wonderful blog! Hope to follow you from now ... Caroline B.

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  64. Your idly looks really yummie Jay and the sambar mmm yum!

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  65. Looks so good! I love idli and sambar, gotta try it with mini idlis some time.

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  66. I would love to have this for breakfast! And, bet kids of all ages would like the mini idlies. ;)

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  67. Jay, such a tempting recipe. Especially love the surprising addition of coconut... always a taste pleaser for me. Your food photos are, as usual, top-notch!

    Keep writing...

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  68. Hola Jay, ¡muchas gracias por tu visita y por tu comentario!. Esta receta me ha encantado, voy a darme un paseo por tu blog. Un beso,

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  69. The idlis looks awesome...I can think of no better breakfast :-)

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  70. I love mini idlis. Recently we had podi idlis in one shop and they were too delicious. Looks yummy.

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  71. Your idlies look very good and the sambar is so inviting!

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  72. Yummy and tasty sambar and your idly are so cute. I love your pan to make them as well. Great recipe. :)

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  73. oh this looks so delicious and tasty. i love idli sambar, of coruse never made it on my own.

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  74. Mouth-drooling..

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  75. wow.. sambar idlis.. my mom's fav.. looks gr8. :)

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