Hotel Saravana Bhavan Style Idli sambar

Menaga Sathia
Menaga Sathia|
Last updated on Jan 10th
  • Prep Time0Minutes
  • Cooking Time20Minutes
  • Serves4people

Recipe Ingredients

  • Toor dal - 1/3 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato - 2
  • Slit green chillies -2
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • To grind : Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
  • Roasted gram dal /dhalia - 2 tsp
  • Tomato - 1
  • Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Sambar powder - 1 tbsp
  • To temper : Oil 1 tbsp
  • ghee - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - Each 1/4 tsp
  • Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
  • jeera - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves a few
  • Dry red chilli - 1

Recipe Preparation

  1. Cook the toor dal with turmeric powder & mash it well.
  2. Grind the given ingredients under 'to grind' to a fine paste.
  3. Heat oil in a vessel, add chopped onion. Once it is sauteed well add tomato, slit green chillies and salt.
  4. Add coconut paste, 1/2 cup water & boil it.
  5. Once the raw smell goes away add the mashed dal & mix it well. Boil it for another 5 minutes.
  6. Add coriander leaves & turn off the flame. Temper with the ingredients given under 'to temper'.
  7. Serve with idli or dosa or pongal
My Tip: Pearl onion gives best taste. Don't skip the ghee while tempering.

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