tiffin sambar recipe
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Tiffin Sambar Recipe | Idli Sambar Recipe

Idli sambar,recipe- very tasty, slightly sweet and tangy tiffin sambar specially made for soft idlis and other south Indian breakfasts
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Harini

Ingredients

For sambar

  • 1/8 cup toor dal/split pigeon peas
  • 1/8 cup moong dal/gram dal
  • 1/2 green bell pepper cubed
  • 2 large tomatoes chopped fine
  • 10-12 shallots peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon jaggery powder
  • 1 small marble sized tamarind
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 2-3 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Salt

To make idli sambar powder

  • 1 tablespoon channa dal
  • 3/4 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3-4 dried red chilies
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida

Instructions

To make sambar powder

  • Dry roast and make a coarse powder of all the ingredients mentioned under"to roast and grind"

To make idli sambar

  • Pressure cook both dals until completely cooked and mushy.
  • Soak tamarind in water for 15 minutes and extract thin juice.
  • Chop all the vegetables.
  • Heat a pan and add 2-3 teaspoons oil. Temper with mustard and curry leaves.
  • Add shallots and saute well. Also Add tomatoes, capsicum and saute well.
  • Once the tomatoes turn mushy add tamarind juice and bring to a boil
  • Now add 2 cups water and let it boil too.
  • Next add cooked dal and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Then add roasted spice powder and mix well. Cook for few more minutes.
  • Add jaggery powder and simmer for few more minutes. Serve idli sambar hot with idlis.

Notes

1. Adding jaggery perfectly balances the taste, so do add it.
2. You can add 2 teaspoons grated coconut while grinding the spices.
3. Leave out tamarind and add 1 more tomato if you prefer. Adding tamarind will keep the sambar good for few more hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 174kcal