Sambhar Idli - Desi Delight

Day 2 of Week 2, and I serve you a wonderful Desi Delight. Sambhar Idli. Idli is good for people from any age, being a steamed dish, it is safe to be given to kids as well as old aged people. Now this recipe calls for two recipes , preparation of Sambhar and the Idli batter. I will post the Sambhar preparation today, assuming that our fridges have the Idli batter in it. On the other hand, I have planned a separate post for Idli batter, as it is one of the most important Kitchen Basics. You can check my version of Sambhar Podi here


Idli Batter - 4 cups ( makes 12 Idlis)
Sambhar Podi - 3 tbsp
Onion - 1 big ( Sliced into thin slices )
Tamarind pulp - 1/2 cup
Coriander - 1/2 cup
Toor Dal - 1 cup ( Boiled and Mashed )
Mustard seeds and oil for tempering
Salt to taste


Make the Idlis before hand and let them cool a bit
In a wok add a little oil 
When the oil is hot add the mustard seeds and let them sputter
Add the chopped onions and curry leaves and saute for 2 mins
To this add the tamarind pulp and let it boil for some time
Follow it with the boiled and mashed Toor Dal.
Adding coriander leaves while steaming the Toor Dal enhances the flavor of the final dish
Add the chopped coriander to this mixture and it should boil really well
The raw smell and taste of tamarind should be gone
Towards the end add the Sambhar Podi 
Remove the Sambhar from fire two minutes after adding the Podi, else the flavor will just vanish
I make this sambhar Podi only when required and in very less quantity
Freshly made Podi always tastes heavenly

Now the Sambhar Idli part of it.

Place 2 Idlis in a deep bowl
Pour the sambhar over the Idli
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves 
Serve with a spoon and watch the bowl being polished off the sambhar and idlis

Sambhar idli is being served at The Pumpkin Farm of Pradnya who is hosting this month s Kid Delight event . The theme is Warm foods to beat the Rain and at Blogging Marathon #19


virunthu unna vaanga said...

i too love sambhar idli...

vaishali sabnani said...

this is super food which can be enjoyed any time of the day:)

Srivalli said...

I guess this is one of those delicious food that one can eat at anytime..trust me anytime..:)..looks good Kamalika..

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i m hungry looking at this...wish someone serves a dish like this to me first thing when i wake up tomm morning

preeti garg said...

I love idli sambhar for anytime meal...

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Sowmya Karthy said...

Very authentic recipe.


divyagcp said...

Evergreen delicious combo..

Pavani said...

Oh yumm.. Such a comforting and delicious dish..

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, you are killing me with ur sambar idli, wish to finish it rite now.

Chef Mireille said...

this looks so delicious - wish I could try some right now

Samantha said...

Perfect and tempting idlies!!! love the color dear..

Joe said...

awesome and one food which i can eat at any given point of the day. Idli dipped in chuteny and sambhar is out of this world.

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