Idli Sambar on a banana leaf
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Idli Sambar

Different vegetables like beans, carrot, drumstick, etc. present in the sambhar provide enough fiber that aides your digestive health.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: sambar

Ingredients for Idli Sambar

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Sambar Powder
  • 1 tsp Masoor Dal
  • 1 tsp Toor Dal
  • 1 no Drumstick cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 no Tomato chopped
  • 2 nos Onions finely chopped
  • 1 tblsp Yellow Pumpkin chopped
  • 1 tblsp Beans chopped
  • 1 tblsp Carrot chopped
  • 2 tsp Coriander Leaves finely chopped
  • 1 cup Tamarind Extract
  • as per taste Salt
  • as required Oil

To Grind:

  • 1 tsp Bengal Gram Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 2 tsp Coconut grated
  • 2 nos Dry Red Chillies

For Tempering:

  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds

How to make Idli Sambar

  • Heat little oil in a frying pan.
  • Fry the ingredients to grind for 45 seconds.
  • Grind to a fine powder and keep aside.
  • Boil the masoor dal and toor dal together.
  • Transfer the tamarind extract to a pan over medium flame.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, sambar powder and mix well.
  • Heat little oil in a frying pan.
  • Saute the onions, tomatoes, beans, pumpkin and carrot for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add to the tamarind extract and bring to a boil.
  • Add the ground masala and cooked dals.
  • Stir well and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Fry the tempering ingredients in little oil and add to the sambar.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Notes

Serve hot with idli, dosa or pongal.