Idly Sambar

This is slightly a different version from the usual sambar we prepare for rice.

For this sambar you need

1 cup of Moong dal
1 carrot
2 brinjals
1 big sized onion / 7-8 shallots (shallots give more taste to this sambar)
1 tomato
2 green chillies
1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder
Salt to taste

For seasoning

2 tsp.of oil
1 -2 red chillies
1 tsp. of mustard and urad dhal
A spring of curry leaves


Wash and chop the carrots, brinjals, onions and tomato. Chop the green chillies length wise. 

In a  pressure cooker add the moong dal,turmeric powder, chopped onions, tomatoes, carrots, brinjals , green chillies along with sufficient water and leave it for 3 - 4 whistles.

Heat oil in a pan.Add the mustard and urad dhal. when they stop spluttering,add the curry leaves and red chillies.

Now add the sambar to it.

Add salt as needed and allow it to boil for about 5 mts.

Sambar is ready to taste........

OPTIONAL : I always add Gosthu powder to this sambar  for more taste.
For Gosthu powder check out Onion Gosthu

For kids serve with a tsp. of Ghee.

Serve it hot with Idli's and Dosa's
Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)


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  1. Mmm.. i simply love them.. yummy aruna!

  2. So delicious, just i am opening your blog this morning, feeling like having a yummy breakfast.

  3. Delicious Sambar!! This is a new method to me, will try it :)

  4. We too make same way,we call it gosthu,I just love this,apt for idlies!

  5. simple and easy to have with mini idlis.

  6. Idli sambar is one of my all time favorites... nothing can beat our Indian style breakfasts... thanks for the gothsu powder recipe :-)

  7. One of my favorite breakfasts!

  8. yummy yum, idli sambhar will always be my all time favourites, but i like even with podi and nallennai :)!!!

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