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June 30, 2011

Idli Sambar With Toor Dal - Tiffin Sambar Recipes

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Idli Sambar with toor dal
I've posted varieties of idli sambar  learning from my MOM & MIL.This one is my MIL's special sambar. Sendhil loves this a lot . So I make it at least once in a week.It tastes similar to hotel sambar. I make this sambar for Idli, dosa and pongal specially for my guests.

Other common names of Toor Dal

Other common names are तुवरि (tuvari) in sanskrit, arhar(Hindi/Bangla:অরহর), Rohor (Assamese), Rahar (Nepali), red gram, toovar/toor (Gujarati/Marathi/Punjabi), tuvaram paruppu (Tamil: துவரம்பருப்பு),tuvara (Malayalam :"തുവര" ),togari (Kannada), Kandi(కంది)(Telugu), Yewof ater (Amharic), gandul, guandul, guandu, Congo pea, Gungo pea, Gunga pea, and no-eye pea.

Idli sambar recipe with toor dal

    Idli sambar with toor dal

    Idli sambar with toor dal How to make idli sambar with toor dal - Side dish for idli,dosa,pongal
    Cuisine: South Indian
    Category: Sambar
    Serves: Serves 4
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Cook time: 20 Minutes
    Total time: 30 Minutes
    1 cup = 250ml
    To pressure cook
    • Toor dal - 1/4 cup
    • Potato - 1 no (big)
    • Turmeric powder - A pinch
    • Water - As needed
    To Soak in water
    • Tamarind - A small gooseberry size
    • Jaggery – 1/2 tsp ( to add in tamarind extract)
    To Roast & grind
    • Cooking Oil - 1/2 tsp
    • Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
    • Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
    • Chana dal - 1 tbsp
    • Red chilly - 3 - 4 no (big)
    • Hing - 1/4 tsp
    To saute
    • Shallots / small onion - 15 nos
    • Tomato - 1 no (cut into small pieces)
    • Curry leaves - a few
    • Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp
    • Salt & water - As needed
    To temper
    • Oil - 1 tbsp
    • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
    • Jeera - 1/2 tsp
    • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
    To garnish
    • Coriander leaves - a few
    • Ghee - 1 tbsp (for flavor)

        Soak the tamarind in warm water for 20 minutes and take the extract using a cup of water. Set aside.
    • Pressure cook all the ingredients given under "to pressure cook" till one whistle.Mash the dal and set aside. Heat oil in a kadai and roast all the items given above in the same order till nice aroma arises.Powder coarsely and keep aside.
    Idli Sambar with toor dal
    • In the same kadai , add oil and saute the items given under “To Saute”.Saute till tomato turns mushy.Then add the sambar powder, tamarind extract, hing & salt. Add some raw curry leaves. Allow it to boil till the onion gets cooked.Lower the flame. Now add the mashed dal & powdered spices.
    Idli Sambar with toor dal
    Idli Sambar with toor dal
    • Mix well & boil for sometime( Be careful while adding the powder because it may form lumps.So gently stir in & sprinkle the powder simultaneously.) When it boils, add jaggery & boil for some more time.
    Idli Sambar with toor dal
    • Finally temper all the ingredients given under "to temper" and switch off the stove. Garnish with coriander leaves.Transfer to the serving bowl and top it with a tbsp of ghee .( I add only when there is a guest ;) )

    For restaurant style sambar, add a few curry leaves while roasting the ingredients given for sambar powder.
    ** Also try adding a tsp of grated coconut for additional flavor while roasting.
    ** Add veggies like brinjal, Drumstick and carrot to make it more healthy.

    In this sambar, we should add very less tamarind extract.So it will taste mild and less spicy. If u want it more spicy & tangy , add pinched red chillies while tempering and squeeze some drops of lime juice before serving.
Enjoy this yummy, delicious Sambar with hot idli !
Toor dal sambar for idli

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  1. perfect with idly...will surely try it!

  2. Thank u sharmi & rekha for ur quick comments:)

  3. I too luvvvv this,how I wish I have this combo now :)

  4. lovely and tempting idili sambhar

  5. Looks yum ...now that I wish I can have it now

  6. My fav combo I will surely try making this way...lovely post :)

  7. I often make it this way. very flavourful and spicier than the normal ones.

  8. Wow wonderful combo,yummy version...Btn idly also luks so soft...

  9. Comforting combo!!looks yummy

  10. I love idli sambar !! this is nice and interesting version !!

  11. A classic combo ~ the first pic is super tempting!
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  12. I haven't seen any Indian who doesn't like Idli sambar. Always a hit.

  13. I got what I was searching for.Cooking potato with dal is the unique idea.Exhaustive information along with yummy sambar recipe.Thanks a lot.

  14. wow, like those cute baby onions in the sambar and such a tempting plate :)

  15. Omg, mouthwatering here, can have two more idlies with this sambar,sooo tempting..

  16. Omg, mouthwatering here, such a delicious idli sambar...

  17. Tempting and mouthwatering idli sambhar

  18. Thanks for sharing...Love this sambhar...Perfect match to idlis...

  19. Love 2 dunk idli r vada in this delciious dambar..looks perfect..:)

  20. Delicious sambhar perfect with these fluffy idlis!!!
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  21. Perfect with idly.....yummy!!

  22. very tempting and mouthwatering sambar, love this comfortable food anytime

  23. Wow...that looks super delicious...comfort food..looks wonderful with idlis.

  24. love this combo a lot...
    looks perfect and tempting dear..
    nice click :)

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  26. Wow, that platter of idli smabhar is making me hungry..looks so tempting and delicious..love to try this recipe sometime..thanks for sharing!

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  28. All you're recepies tastes authentic south Indian , thank you


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