Idli Sambar Recipe

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A delicious sambar for Idli, Dosa or Pongal.
sambar for idli

Ingredients:
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Sambar Powder – 1 tsp
Masoor Dal – 1 tsp
Toor Dal – 1 tsp
Drumstick – 1, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Tomato – 1, chopped
Onions – 2, finely chopped
Yellow Pumpkin – 1 tblsp, chopped
Beans – 1 tblsp, chopped
Carrot – 1 tblsp, chopped
Coriander Leaves – 2 tsp, finely chopped
Tamarind Extract – 1 cup
Salt as per taste
Oil as required

To Grind:
Bengal Gram Dal – 1 tsp
Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Coriander Seeds – 2 tsp
Coconut – 2 tsp, grated
Dry Red Chillies – 2

For Tempering:
Fenugreek Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp

Method:
1. Heat little oil in a frying pan.
2. Fry the ingredients to grind for 45 seconds.
3. Grind to a fine powder and keep aside.
4. Boil the masoor dal and toor dal together.
5. Transfer the tamarind extract to a pan over medium flame.
6. Add salt, turmeric powder, sambar powder and mix well.
7. Heat little oil in a frying pan.
8. Saute the onions, tomatoes, beans, pumpkin and carrot for 2 to 3 minutes.
9. Add to the tamarind extract and bring to a boil.
10. Add the ground masala and cooked dals.
11. Stir well and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
12. Fry the tempering ingredients in little oil and add to the sambar.
13. Garnish with coriander leaves.
14. Serve hot with idli, dosa, pongal or chapati.

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One thought on “Garam Masala Powder

  1. venkat said on December 4, 2011 at 2:03 am

    fine

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