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May 2, 2013

THAKKALI SAMBAR –TOMATO SAMBAR FOR IDLI

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tomato sambar recipe

I learnt this  from my mom.This is Sendhil’s favourite sambar. Its very simple to do.It has no dal & no coconut.Sambar onions , hing and coriander leaves are the star ingredients.This sambar should be served adding sesame oil / gingely oil .It gives a nice taste and flavour. So add gingely oil on top of sambar before u eat Smile.I have used bangalore tomatoes here. Please adjust the quantity of green chillies based on the tomato u use.Try this , u’ll like it for sure Smile ..It tastes similar to the tomato soup with sauteed onions ;)

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tomato sambar- idli
 
Ingredients

  1. Tomato – 5 nos
  2. Green chilli –  5 -7 nos
  3. Hing / Asafetida – 1/4 tsp
  4. Turmeric powder – A pinch
  5. Salt & water – as needed
To temper
  1. Oil – 1.5 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  3. Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  4. Sambar onion – 3/4 - 1 cup ( finely chopped )
Coriander leaves – a quarter bunch chopped for garnishing (must)
Method
  • Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and saute the slitted green chillies for a while till the skin shrinks.Cook the tomato & the green chilli with required water and let it cool.It should be well cooked( Usually My mom pressure cooks it).
  • Filter the cooked water and grind the tomato & green chilli to a smooth paste adding the cooked water after it cools down.Add salt , turmeric powder and 1/4 tsp of hing to the paste and set aside. Chop the onions finely.
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  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in a kadai and season with mustard seeds and urad dal.Now add the chopped onions and saute till they are transparent. Add the cooked tomato water.Give a boil..Finally add the ground paste and add the remaining water, salt.(This sambar should be slightly watery. )
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  • Sprinkle few chopped coriander leaves and give a boil. Switch off the flame and garnish with the remaining coriander leaves ..
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NB: Please don't try this sambar without coriander leaves.u wont get the exact flavour and taste . Also small onion gives a special flavour to this sambar.So we don't use big onions.Please don’t use curry leaves in this recipe. It will change the flavour of this sambar



Tomato sambar with idli

Tasty tomato sambar is ready to serve hot with idlies !! Top with sesame oil / Gingely oil.
It tastes divine !!!


KITCHEN CLINIC
  1. TOMATOES HELP TO PREVENT CANCER.
  2. IT IMPROVES THE SKIN’S ABILITY TO PROTECT AGAINST HARMFUL UV RAYS.
  3. IT IS RICH IN VITAMIN C,A and CALCIUM. .
  4. BUT USING TOO MUCH OF TOMATOES MAY ALSO LEAD TO FORMATION OF GALL STONES.













28 comments:

  1. Gen rally i tried this method with Dal :) wll give try without dal ! its tempting !

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    1. Thanks for the quick comment aparna.. Do try and let me know ur feedback :)

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  2. I do in a different way ...like your method ...looks yum

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  3. Interesting side dish for idli/dosa! Nice stepwise pictures.

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  4. Never tried this sambar. might be so tangy n yum

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  5. Sounds very nice will try for sure :)

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  6. looks delicious and lovely recipe.

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  7. I will say no to idli and poured a generous amount the tomato drenched sambar over my rice. I can imagine the flavors and fragrances coming out of this sambar.

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  8. Sambar is my favourite.. Your tomato sambhar looks soo tempting Chitra :-)

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  9. The plate looks so ready to dig in.....yummy

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  10. very interesting ,never knew can make sambar without dhal.sounds interesting.

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  11. Your food look so delicious. This is my first time here. Do you mind following each other blog? Please let me know. I'm more than happy to follow you back:) Thanks

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  12. Easy and tempting side dish chitra

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  13. Do you really make it without the dhal? Unbelievable! It looks amazing...I could just dig into the idly-sambar without a second thought! Love it give it a try!

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  14. Looks amazing and mouthwatering

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  15. love tomato sambar for idly/dosa..ur version sounds so simple and yummy..will try this for sure..

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  16. Wow the tomato sambar looks yummy and colourful.

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  17. My first time here, and so glad I came. I love Indian food, and the step-by-btep guide? oh...thank you!! :)

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  18. Interesting recipe, can we use chillipowder instead of Green chilli

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    1. I have not used chilli powder. Here we saute green chilli and add to tomato while cooking which gives a nice flavour. So adding chilli powder gives a different flavour which may not be good. If u try adding it, please let me know :)

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  19. Your recipe is looks awsme, you give the easiest way to prepare this recipe, from your recipe tips many people gets advantage. Regards,
    Idli

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  20. hi chithra, i tried this sambar.it came out nice.i learnt many dishes from ur blog.thank u so much

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    1. Thank u so much for ur feedback. U made my day :)

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