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Idli Sambhar and Chutney

Idli,Chutney and Sambhar is the South Indian Breakfast dish. It is very healthy as it is steamed and tasty too. Today I am sharing the recipe of Idli and Sambhar.

Idli, Chutney, Sambhar with Fresh home made Butter

Recipe of Idli : Ingredients: 1 cup Urad Daal 2 cups of Rice Samolina or Idli Rava A fistful of Poha (any) Salt to taste

Method: Wash and soak Urad daal for 4 to 5 hours. Then grind it to smooth paste. Before you start grinding wash and soak Poha for about 5 to 10 minutes. Add the same to Urad daal while grinding. To this paste add washed Idli Rava, mix well and keep for fermenting overnight or about 6 to 7 hours. The batter should be thicker but not flowy. Add salt to taste just before you make the Idlis. While making Idlis take the Idli mould and grease it with oil and pour the Idli Batter and steam in a pressure cooker or steamer for 10 to 15 minutes and hot and light Idlis are ready to serve.

Sambhar Recipe: 1 cup of Toor Daal 1 medium sized onion chopped 1 medium sized Potato cut into small pieces 1 Medium sized Tomato chopped or pureed as per choice 1 to 2 teaspoon Red Chilie powder 2 teaspoon Sambhar masala 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon Heeng 6 to 8 Curry leaves 1 Red Chili cut into pieces 1 tablespoon of Oil Salt to taste Coriander leaves for Garnish

Method: Wash and soak Toor daal for atleast half an hour. Then pressure cooking for 3 to 4 whistles. With this you can boil Potatoes and Onions too or boil it separately. In a kadai or deep pan heat Oil. To this add Mustard seeds, Hèeng, Curry leaves and Red chillies. Once they start to crackle add the boiled and smashed Daal. With this add Boiled Onions and Potatoes. If you are using Tomato puree add it now or if you are using chopped tomatoes then add it before you add the daal. Fry them till they are soft and then add daal. Now add Sambhar Powder, Red Chilli powder, Turmeric powder , salt to taste and give it a nice boil. Add water to adjust consistency of the Sambhar. Garnish with fresh Coriander leaves and serve hot with Idlis.


1. You can use 2 cups if Thick Rice washed and soaked for 4 to 5 hours instead of Idli Rava.

2. You can use remaining white Rice instead of Poha.

3. You can use Tamarind Paste instead of Tomatoes.

4. You can use home made Goada Masala instead of Smabhar Powder .

5. You can also add any types of vegetables according to your choice.

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