Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sambar for Idly & Dosa

The recipe for this sambar is different from what we usually prepare.I call it podi(powder) sambar as we have to use podi (masala powder) for this.This masala is made out of Dhaniya,Jeera,Redchillies,etc..this actually adds taste and flavour to the sambar.This sambar goes good with Dosai,Idly,Vadai as well Pongal.


1.Moong Dhal - 1/2 Cup
2.Thoor Dhal - 1/2 Cup
3.Sambar Powder - 2 tsp
4.Tamarind extract - 1/4 Cup
5.Onion - 1(Medium sized)
6.Tomato - 2
7.Curry leaf
9.Salt - Needed qty
10.Oil - 2 tbs
11.Mustard - 1/2 tsp

For masala,dry roast the below ingredients,grind&Keep aside,

1.Dhaniya - 1 tsp
2.Jeera - 1 tsp
3.Red Chillies - 2
4.Channa Dhal - 1/2 tsp
5.Urid Dhal - 1/2 tsp
6.Asafoetida(powder) - 1/4 tsp

Procedure :

1.First pressure cook Moong dhal & Thoor dhal together&keep aside.

2.In a pan add oil and then add mustard.

3.Now add chopped onion and chopped tomatoes.

4.Fry them for some minutes.Now,add the tamarind juice.

5.Add sambar thool and salt. Mix well.

6.Allow it to boil well.Later add the cooked dhal. Mix well.

7.Cover the contents with a lid & keep it in stove for 10 minutes.

8.Now, add the masala and mix well.Keep the sambar in stove itself for 5 more minutes.

9.The sambar is ready now and garnish with coriander & curry leaves.

Who tried this recipe?
1. Priya Satheesh
2. Sharanya

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