Ghee Idli & Sambar | How to make Ghee Idli & Sambar

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About Ghee Idli & Sambar

A complete balanced food to start a day with is Idli and Sambar. This combo consists of all required proteins, carbohydrate and fat that is needed for a day and also who can say 'No' to this divine breakfast of South India???

Ghee Idli & Sambar is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in Tamil Nadu. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Ghee Idli & Sambar is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Ghee Idli & Sambar at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 20 minute for the preparation and 20 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Ghee Idli & Sambar by Subhashni Venkatesh in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Ghee Idli & Sambar at your home without any difficulties. Ghee Idli & Sambar is one of the representative dishes of Tamil Nadu which you can serve in any special occasions.

  • Prep Time20mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves6People
Ghee Idli & Sambar

Ingredients to make Ghee Idli & Sambar

  • For Idli:
  • Par boiled rice 4 cups
  • Urad dal / Black gram 1 heaped cup
  • Salt to taste
  • For sambar:
  • Shallots 10
  • Thur dal and Moong dal 3 table spoons each
  • Green chillies slit 2
  • Red Chillies 2
  • Chopped tomatoes from 5 tomatoes
  • Mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves for seasoning
  • Coriander leaves
  • Coriander seed powder 2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder 1/2 tea spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee 2 tsp
  • Oil 2 tbsp

How to make Ghee Idli & Sambar

  1. Wash rice and Urad dal separately and soak in clean water for 4 hours.
  2. After four hours grind them separately in a wet grinder or blender to smooth paste and transfer the batter to a larger vessel giving space for the batter to ferment. Add required salt to the batter and mix well with hand.
  3. Let the batter be set aside for 8 hours to ferment. Now the batter is ready to make idlis.
  4. Grease the idli plates with oil (regular or mini idli plates) and pour the batter into the craters.
  5. Keep them in the steamer to get cooked.
  6. Recipe for Sambhar:
  7. While the idlis are getting steamed, heat the cooker pan with oil.
  8. Do the seasoning with mustard, cumin, red chillies and curry leaves.
  9. Add the shallots and green chillies. Stir well.
  10. Now add the tomatoes. Let them get cooked well till they become pulpy.
  11. Pour 500 ml of water, dals, coriander and red chilli powder, salt and mix well.
  12. Close the pan with the lid and allow to cook up to 5 or 6 whistles.
  13. Switch off the stove. Open the pan once the steam is released. The Sambar is ready now.
  14. In a bowl, place required idlis and pour 4 ladles of sambhar on them.
  15. Pour a dollop of ghee and garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
My Tip: While the idlis are made ready, sambar could be made in parallel to save time and the same sambar could be used with rice for lunch with any veg salad and crisps to make the work easier.

Reviews for Ghee Idli & Sambar (1)

Sheetal Sharma3 months ago
I like it, will try
Subhashni Venkatesh
2 months ago
try it and give me the feedback