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Idli Sambhar !!!

Anjali Suresh
12 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Idli Sambhar !!! RECIPE

Another all time favourite at my place

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Kerala
  • Roasting
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. For the sambhar : -
  2. Tuvar dal- 1 katori
  3. Raddish - 5 peeled & cut into about 1 /2 cm thick round slices
  4. Drumsticks - 2 washed and cut into about 2 inches long
  5. Onion - 2 cut into slices
  6. Tomato - 1 cut into medium sized cubes
  7. Coconut - 1/2 cup
  8. Tamarind pulp - 1 tbspn
  9. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tspn
  10. Red chilly powder- 1/2 tspn
  11. Sambhar powder- 3 tspn
  12. Mustard Seeds- 1 tspn
  13. Dry Red Chilly -1
  14. Oil - 2 tbspn
  15. Hing- 1/4 tspn
  16. Curry leaves- few
  17. Coriander leaves- 2 tbspn finely chopped
  18. water for cooking
  19. Salt to taste
  20. ------------------------------------
  21. For the idli
  22. Idli rice- 2 cups
  23. Raw Rice- 1 cup
  24. Urad Dal - 1 cup
  25. Methi seeds- 1 tspn
  26. Poha - 2 handfuls
  27. Salt to taste
  28. Oil- 1 tspn
  29. Water as per requirement


  1. Wash and boil the tuvar dal and keep aside.
  2. Now add the raddish,onion,tomato and drumstick pieces in a big vessel...
  3. Put some water add little salt and turmeric powder...let it cook on medium flame for a few minutes....
  4. When it is nearly cooked pour the tamarind pulp diluted with water in the vessel...mix well...and let it boil....
  5. In the meantime in a small kadhai put some oil, when hot add the grated coconut and fry for a few minutes....till slightly brown ...now turn off the gas ...put the sambhar powder and chilly powder....
  6. When slightly cool Grind this to a smooth paste
  7. Now mash the Dal well and pour it into the vessel with boiled vegetables...
  8. Add in the ground paste also....pour sufficient water and check salt ....add bring to a boil ....
  9. Now take a tadka pan put oil and when hot add mustard seeds,hing,dry red chilly and curry leaves....when it splutters pour this over the sambhar....
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot....
  11. ---------------------------------
  12. Now for the Idli ....
  13. Wash the idli rice and raw rice well and soak it along with methi seeds for 5 to 6 hours....
  14. Similarly wash and soak the urad dal also
  15. Soak the poha just before grinding the rice ....
  16. After soaking the rice take a mixer and grind the rice,methi seeds and poha together...
  17. Then grind the urad dal to a smooth paste.
  18. Pour all this in a big vessel....then add salt and mix the batter well.
  19. Keep it for fermentation for 8 to 10 hours depending upon the climate....
  20. Once the batter ferments well...check salt....if less...add some more...
  21. Similarly check the consistency of the batter ...
  22. It should not be very thick ..if thick add little water....
  23. Now grease the Idli plates with oil....and pour the batter into the plates ..
  24. Steam for 10 minutes ...It will look like this ...
  25. Later remove from Idli plates and serve hot with chutney or sambhar....
  26. Idli recipe courtesy:- Vidya Narayanan

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Shelly Sharma
Shelly Sharma   Dec-03-2018

Deliciously amazing!

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