Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Veggie Idly & Sambar

Idly Sambar is one of the south Indian breakfasts.Idly is usually served with sambar or chutney or spiced powder (podi).  I love Idly with sambar.

Sambar also goes well with dosa, vada, rice. Here is the recipe of simple vegetable Idly and sambar.



Idly Rava – 2 cups
Urad Dal – 1 cup
Vegetables ( green peas, carrot, onion ) – 1 cup
Salt As required
Baking Soda  a pinch

  • Soak urad dal, Idly rava  in water separately for 4-5 hours. After 4 hours drain the water from urad dal and grind it still soft and fluffy. Drain water from Idly rava and mix well with the above grinded paste.
  • Cover this batter and let it ferment for 5-8 hrs. The key to soft idly is in fermentation process.
  • After 8 hrs the batter appears fluffy and risen. Then add salt and a pinch of  baking soda to the mixture and mix well.
  • Boil all the vegetables in microwave for 2-3mins
  • Grease Idly making plates with some oil and put some veggies in it and later fill it with Idly batter
  • Steam the Idlys for 15-20 mins and remove each idly very carefully.

Idlys are ready and can be served with sambar.



Toor dal – 1 cup
Bottle gourd – ½ cup peeled and cubed
Tomato – 1 no
Green chillies slit– 2-3 no
Onion - 1 small
Mixed Vegetables (corn, green peas, carrot ) – 3 tsp
Spring onions chopped – 1 tsp
Coriander leaves – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 2-3 no
Drum sticks – 4 small pieces
Sambar powder – 2 tsp
Salt As Required
Tamarind juice – ½ cup
Water 3 -4 cups
Hing a pinch
Oil – ½ tsp

  • Clean the dal and pressure cook by adding water to it for 3-4 whistles.
  • Meanwhile boil all the vegetables in microwave for 6-7mins.
  • After dal is cooked put the boiled vegetables and let it cook for 10mins.
  • Add tamarind juice and add 2 cups water and cook till the raw smell of tamarind goes away.
  • Add sambar powder, salt and cook for 10mins.
  • Heat oil in a pan add garlic, mustard seeds, jeera let them splutter. Add curry leaves, red chillies, hing and remove from flame and add it to sambar.
  • Cook for 5mins and serve hot with idlys.

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  1. delicious..what a tempting platter you have there..love this anytime!!

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  2. good combination sambar with idly

  3. perfect breakfast with veggies and sambhar is a very great combo for that

  4. Nice healthy idli's, looks very delicious.

  5. Fabulous pair,both idli and sambhar makes me hungry..

  6. Simple delicious and fabulous looking idly sambar,beautiful clicks..

  7. Feels like munching on some now! lovely!

  8. Anytime my comfort food...
    looks so delicious..

  9. Idli sambar is one of my fav since childhood...and this looks yummy and perfect.

  10. All time Favorite .....cool pics

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