Fourteen Idlis | How to make Fourteen Idlis

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ByAnuradha Balasubramanian
Created on 31st May 2017
  • Fourteen Idlis, How to make Fourteen Idlis

About Fourteen Idlis

It's a special dish from Saravana Bhavan restaurant, one of the very popular chain of restaurant from Tamil Nadu.

Fourteen Idlis, a succulent delicacy which is famous all over the world. Fourteen Idlis is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the overflow of flavours, Fourteen Idlis has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Anuradha Balasubramanian is the perfect one to try at home for your family. It's a get together at home and you realise that you want to make a Fourteen Idlis, just the perfect situation when you realise that you need to know how to make the perfect Fourteen Idlis. So, at that time you can try out this delicious recipe by Anuradha Balasubramanian. The recipe of Fourteen Idlisis very simple and can be made in restaurant style using a few ingredients. The time taken while preparing Fourteen Idlis is 30 minute. This recipe of Fourteen Idlis is perfect to serve 4. Fourteen Idlis is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or night party at home. And do remember that be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love it. So do try it next time!

  • Prep Time30mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves4People
Fourteen Idlis

Ingredients to make Fourteen Idlis

  • Button Idlis( small Idlis)- as required
  • For sambar
  • Tuvar dal( tuvaram paruppu)- 3/4th cup
  • Yellow Moong dal( pasi parruppu)- 1/4thcup
  • Tamarind- big lemon size soaked in 1 cup of water.
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Grated jaggery- 2 tsps
  • Onions- 2( medium sized)
  • Tomatoes-2( small)
  • Carrot- 1
  • Brinjal- 2
  • Radish- 1
  • Cordiander seeds- 4 tsps
  • Chana dal- 3 tsps
  • Khuskhus- 2 tsps
  • Jeera- 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/4th tsp
  • Whole pepper – 1/4th tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds- 1/4tsp
  • Red chillies- 8-9
  • Mustard- 1 tsp
  • Oil- 3 tsps
  • Hing- 1/4th tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds- 1/4th tsp
  • Curry leaves- few
  • Coriander leaves- 1 tbsp

How to make Fourteen Idlis

  1. Wash both tuvar and moong dal well and pressure cook for 3 whistles
  2. Once the steam subsides, remove the dal, mash it well and keep aside.
  3. Squeeze well and extract tamarind juice.
  4. Chop all the vegetables. Keep aside one chopped onion and tomato.
  5. Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a small kadai. Add coriander seeds, chana dal, khuskhus, jeera, red chillies, pepper and fenugreek.
  6. Roast till it gives a good aroma and dal becomes golden.
  7. Remove and keep it aside.
  8. In the same kadai, again add 1/2 tsp of oil. To ghz hot oil, add 1 chopped onion. Sauté till becomes pink and them add tomatoes. Sauté till the tomatoes become soft.
  9. Cool and grind along with the roasted spices to a smooth paste.
  10. In a pan, add tamarind extract, salt to taste, jaggery , turmeric powder and the chopped vegetables.
  11. Let it cook till the raw smell of tamarind goes and the vegetables become soft.
  12. Now, add the ground masala and the mashed dal to the tamarind mixture. Mix well. Check the seasoning.
  13. Add the required amount of water( 21/2- 3 cups) to correct the consistency. Let it simmer till it starts boiling.
  14. Heat 2 tsps of oil. Add mustard. When it starts spluttering add fenugreek seeds and hing. Add the tempering to the sambar and serve hot.
  15. To assemble Fourteen Idlis
  16. Arrange the idles in a serving bowl.
  17. Pour the sambar over till the idlis get immersed and serve hot immedietly:)

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