Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mini Idli with Sambar

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Pressure Cook and Mash the dal
1/2 cup toor dal
3 cups water
1 tsp turmeric powder

Dry Roast individually and powder finely together
10 red chillies
6 tsp coconut
5 tsp coriander seeds
4 tsp chana dal
6 black pepper corns

Sautee well and Wet Paste
1 Onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
2 tsp oil

Soak and Extract Water
Cherry size tamarind
About 1 cup water

1 tsp mustard and cumin seeds each
1/2 tsp hing
Few curry leaves
Chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste

Soak for atleast 4 hrs.Grind well and Ferment.
3-4 cups idli rice
1 cup urad dal

Mix the fermented flour well and pour it into the small moulds and steam it till a toothpick inserted comes clean.Cool and remove the idlis.
Heat oil in a pan add the seasonings when the seeds splutter add the wet paste,stir cook for a few minutes then add the tamarind extract,salt and cover cook for a few minutes add the spice powder mix to blend well,add 2 cups of plain water and bring it to a boil.Add the cooked dal and more water if needed and stir to blend well.Cook for a few more minutes.Garnish with some chopped coriander leaves.In a bowl arrange the mini idlis and pour the sambar over it.Add some ghee if preferred.Enjoy!

Time for fermentation of the idli batter depends on the outside temperature.Some places it takes overnight some places a few hours.A good proportion for idli batter would be between 3 to 4:1 proportion depending on the brand.Seasonings can be added in the end and mixed with sambar.In such a case add 2 tsp oil before adding the wet paste.


DD said...

thats my fav combo!!!

yummy!!!! lovely click!!!!
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Uma said...

OMG, They are really tempting. Any one says NO to sambar? It is my all time favorite. Yummy!


Kalpana Sareesh said...

Wow aromatic sambhar n mini idlies..perfect ..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Excellent looking mini idlis and sambar. Can't stop drooling over it.

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Vardhini said...

My favorite comforting idlis. They are so perfect.

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Roshan said... mouth is watering for that mini idli's in sambar....

Nisa Homey said...

you brought back memories of college days....we used to get this in our canteen....they used to put it in chutney also.

Deeksha said...

Sambar idli My favorite. Looks so yummy. Platter made me hungry :)

Ramya said...

Now that really makes me hungry!! i guess i have to make idly batter right away:-)

Sayantani said...

these mini idlis look so sonny boy loves idlis and these would be perfect for him to enjoy.

Suja said...

Tempting and healthy idlis looks cute

Peggy said...

This sounds like a delicious sambar!


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Vidhya said...

my kids love this mini idly combo:)

Kaveri said...

Just feel like diving into that them

Plateful said...

I have a weakness for the mini idlis ...and that too soaked in sambar. Simply delish!!

Ambreen said...

Look absolutely delicious! Lovely recipe!

Rinku Naveen said...

Wow! Pushpa this is so good. Love those cute idlis in sambar. Should definitely try it.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Mini idlis dunked in sambar.. omg... I am feeling very hungry now :(

soujanya said...

sambar with idli.....yummmyyyyy.....
ur looks perfect...

Prathima Rao said...

Yummm...This is my fav combo!!!! The idlis look mouthwatering!!
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hemalata said...

Delicious sambar idli.

San said...

Idli with sambar is so appealing and delicious.

Vidhya said...

This looks so good.Missing home.

thekitchenaffaire said...

My mom bought these plates just last day :D I love idli sambar.. Yours looks grea :D

Babli said...

I love mini idli very much and cannot resist myself seeing such yummy and soft idlis. Sambar also looks delicious. Fabulous presentation.

JishasKitchen said... idilis look so cute and soft....and the first and the last pic are so tempting that I am drooling over here...bookmarked,,,,:)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Absolutely love mini idlis. I am asking my friend to get the mould for me from India. Waiting eagerly for that to be able to try something like this. such a tempting pics :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Thts a whole bowl of goodness ..looks delicious!

Daksha said...

Looks mouthwatering dish and it's so comfort for party. I like mini idle maker and mini idle.

Ramya said...

Pushpa..i made the sambar following ur recipe and i have to say i loved it!!i usually add ready made sambar powder and the freshly ground powder tasted way way better:-)Thanks to u:)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking idly in the sambar

Niru said...

i jus had these plates very recently..gotta try..ur plate with idlis looks cute...

SouthIndianHome said...

Wow.Delicious and tempting Idli Sambar
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Sanctified Spaces said...

Super cute idlis.

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