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January 3, 2012

IDLI SAMBAR RECIPE– TAMILNADU HOTEL STYLE

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I learnt this Sāmbhar from my neighbour. Its very simple. Usually for hotel style sambhar we used to roast & grind some spices and add. But for this sambhar just besan flour is enough.I had tasted this kind of sambhar in some hotels especially in Tirunelveli and Madurai.Do try this and let me know how it turned out.
IDLY SAMBHAR NEIGHBOR

INGREDIENTS

For 4 persons.

  • Toor dal – 1/4 cup
  • Carrot –1  no
  • Potato – 1 no
  • Tamarind –Small berry size
  • Tomato – 2 nos
  • Small onions / shallot – 10 nos
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Sambar powder –  2 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Asafetida – 1/4 tsp.
  • Besan flour – 2 tsp.
To temper
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Methi seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly – 1 no
  • Green chilli - 1 no (optional)
To garnish
  • Coriander leaves – few

METHOD
  1. Pressure cook toor dal adding turmeric powder , asafetida and a drop of oil.Cook the vegetables separately .
  2. Heat a kadai with oil and sauté the onions & tomatoes.
  3. Saute till tomato turns mushy.
  4. Now add the tamarind extract and sambhar powder.
  5. Add more water if necessary.Add the cooked vegetables , little asafoetida and fresh curry leaves.
  6. Allow it to boil for few minutes. Then add the cooked and mashed toor dal.
  7. Dilute the besan flour with little water and add it to the sambhar. Boil well for few minutes .The sambhar starts to thicken.
  8. Add more water if necessary.
  9. Finally switch off the stove and garnish with coriander leaves.
  10. Temper with the above items and add it to the sambhar.
  11. **For relatives, add a tsp of ghee at the end and close the bowl.
Yummy , aromatic sambhar is ready to enjoy with piping hot idlies , vada or pongal Winking smile

OATS BARELY IDLY

TIPS


  • If u want the sambhar to be more tangy add lime juice at the end after switching off the flame.
  • For idly sambhar, dal should be dominant and less tamarind is added. So i’ve added more dal and less tamarind.
  • For more spiciness , add green chillies while sautéing onions and tomatoes.
  • If u feel the sambhar is too thick , add more water , little tamarind extract , salt and sambhar powder. Boil for sometime . Similarly if u think the sambhar is more spicy or tangy , add little besan flour and water , allow it to boil. Adjust salt..
  • I find the above step as very useful because makeup is very essential for each recipe to get the correct taste. Winking smile That too for beginners these points would be very useful , thanks to my neighbour.Smile


38 comments :

  1. Hi Chitra, Happy New Year to you:-) Your version of sambar with a twist of adding besan sounds very delicious..Oats&Barley idly with this sambar sounds like a healthy combo.

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  2. happy new year...
    idly-sambhar looks good...

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  3. Hi Chitra
    Happy New Year wishes to u...hotel sambar recipe sounds so yum and looks inviting...will try this for sure...thanks for the recipe..

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  4. Nice recipe and like that idli too ...gud one

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  5. Happy New Year Chitra.
    regards
    Chitra

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  6. Looks delicious. Happy new year!

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  7. hotel sambhar always tastes great and thanx for sharing this recipe..Happy New year to you and your family.

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  8. Thanks all for the nice words :)

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  9. Happy new year and idli sambar looks delicious ....

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  10. Happy new year Chitra!!! this is super flavorful sambhar n i love the idly..

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  11. Happy new year Chitra!!!! This makes such a hearty & delish breakfast...;)

    Prathima Rao
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  12. Mmm...Like the idea of adding besan to the Sambar...Looks Delicious
    Happy New Year

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  13. Happy New Year Chitra...
    Delicious combo n healthy tooo, luv the flavour!!

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  14. easy and delicious sambar.. looks nice.. Happy New Year...

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  15. Hotel style sambaar is looking really yum...surely I will be making this.

    Happy New Year Chitra!

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  16. had never heard of adding besan to sambhar! must try soon for that restaurant-taste :)

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  17. Wow...luv the make up tips ,chitra...Yummy breakfast..Happy new year to you.

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  18. my husband is a big fan of hotel sambar. will give your recipe a shot

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  19. சாம்பாரில் கடலைமாவு சேர்த்து செய்திருப்பது ரொம்ப நல்லாயிருக்கு!!

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  20. delicious recipe... will surely try this... happy new year..

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  21. I sometimes make this with moong dal :)

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  22. Can have two more idlies with this sambar.

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  23. Sounds wonderful! Thanks for visiting me and for your nice words. Warmest New Year wishes to you & your family :)

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  24. yummy n delicious hotel sambhar!!
    Wishing a happy 2012!!
    Erivum Puliyum

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  25. Love this sambar very much. You have done it perfectly Chitra. My most favorite combo for idly always....yummy!

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  26. Happy New Year Chitra! The sambar looks delicious with oats idlis!

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  27. Belated new year wishes dear... Lovely flavorful sambhar

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  28. Sambar looks delicious.Happy New year.

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  29. Thanks for dropping by at my space...hotel sambar is my fav..never get that hotel taste at home,will try out ur version one day...Glad to follow u :)

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  30. Yummy n tasty combo Idli Sambar.Luks Delish!

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  31. Wow, very nice recipe for any day and love the ease of cooking idlis.


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  32. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare & delicious!

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  33. //I had tasted this kind of sambhar in some hotels especially in Tirunelveli and Madurai.//
    I too.very tasty.

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  34. the sambar looks tasty and yummy..Happy new year..first time here..u have got a nice collection of recipe in ur space..thanks for visiting my space and for ur lovely comment...keep in touch,,

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