IDLI SAMBHAR MY STYLE
I do not need to introduce these two popular food items. But i have seen every person has their own style to make this. Some people make only idli with some kind of chatni and other make sambhar to go with some kind of rice etc. But combo of idli and sambhar is so filing that you can serve it any time of the day for a complete food like breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner. Most of the time i make mix veg idli to go with simple tomato sauce, but on holidays or if there is a gathering at home. Then i prefer this combo. Its so easy and filling itself.
Earlier I use to think is that sambhar is just a mix of one particular lentil with sambhar powder and few veggies and that's all. But blogging world introduced me to so many ways to make the sambhar and even with so many different lentils and veggies. Then i tried my own style and this style is always a hit. I only like Ghiya(bottle guard) in sambhar and that i was out of stock made simple sambhar. So friends i am here with very well known sambhar recipe my own style.
Ingredients for SAMBHAR:-
Arhar Daal - 2 cups
Onion - 2-3 medium
Tomato - 3-4 medium
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Grlic - 6-7 pods
Curry patta - 3-4
Tamarind pulp - 2 tsp (heaped)
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Sambhar pdr - 2-3 tsp
Salt - according to taste
Take your ingredients
Heat 3 glass water in a cooker
Take washed Arhar daal salt and 1 tsp sambhar powder
Throw all three things in cooker and cover and cook for 3 whistles
Grate or puree ginger, garlic,2 tomato,2 onion and chop other remaining onion and tomato
Heat oil in kadai
Add cumin seeds and onion garlic paste
Let it brown a bit
Add grated onion
Add tomato paste and mix well
Add all spices
Mix well and cook for 1 min, oil will be separated
Add chopped onion and tomato
Add 2 cup water
Add this tadka to boiled daal and mix well
Give it a good boil
DONE DONE DONE
I used ready made mix which is easily available here.
Grease Idli mold with oil and fill with idli batter
Steam for 8-10 min
DONE, Let it cool completely before taking out of mold
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- Add veggies of your choice, i normally add bottle guard, but was out of stock so made simple version.
- Increase or decrease sambhar powder and salt according to your taste.
- Adjust water accordingly, if you like bit loose saambhar then add more water.
- I used store bought batter for idli, u can make your own style idli to go with sambhar.
HOPE YOU WILL LIKE IT