Idli Sambar

Idli Sambar is my all time favorite dish. I usually dunk the idli’s in sambar and have it.It also goes well with Dhosa, Pongal,Vada and even with rice;-) Whenever i have idli/dhosa batter i don’t miss doing this dish. We love to have it for breakfast. Whenever i have guest visiting home, i usually prefer to do Idli Sambar in larger quantity.It is easy to do dish and a healthy one since we add in lentils in it, also this dish doesn’t consume to much of your time.So let me start my version of idli sambar dish..


  1. Toor dal -1/2 cup
  2. Moong dal – 1/2 cup
  3. Onion -1/2
  4. Tomato – 1 large (Roughly chopped)
  5. Green chili -1 roughly chopped
  6. Carrot – 2 nos (diced)
  7. Tamarind water – 1/2 cup
  8. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Water – 2 Cups
  10. Hing – 1/4 tsp
  11. Samba Powder – 2 tsp
  12. Cilantro – finely chopped
  13. Salt to taste


  1. Oil – 1 tsp
  2. Ghee – 1 tsp
  3. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  4. Split urad dal -1/2 tsp
  5. Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp


  1. In a Pressure cooker, add in a tsp of oil and once the oil got heated up add in mustard seeds, after it starts to pop add in urad dal, fenugreek seeds.
  2. Now add in onion, green chili and cook it for few  mins. Then add tomato and cook it until it become mushy and soft. Now add in diced carrot.
  3. Add toor and moong dal with needed water and give it a mix.Add in hing,turmeric powder and salt.
  4. In a medium flame, pressure cook it for almost 3 whistles and leave it until the pressure releases.Now Open the cooker and mash the dal and heat it up.
  5. Now In a small bowl, dissolve the sambar powder with some water and make a watery paste.Add the paste in the boiling sambar .
  6. Let it boil, add water to adjust the consistency.Let it boil for a good 5 -8 mins.Then add in tamarind water. Cook it for 5 more mins.
  7. Add a tsp of ghee and switch off the flame.Garnish it with some curry leaves and cilantro. Serve it hot with idli’s 🙂

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks yummy!! Feel like having some now 😦

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    1. Glad you liked them 🙂 Thanks a lot for stopping by!

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  2. Oh idli sambar is my all time fav too! I can have it anytime lol. This looks so yum!

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    1. Me too !! Glad you liked it.. Anyways thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  3. Bharani says:

    Comfort food…. Looks yum…


  4. CHCooks says:

    Looks yumm! 🙂 Love it!

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  5. Dhanno says:

    East or West , Idly Sambar s the BEST !!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes you are right my dear ❤


  6. Raje says:

    Hi dear…. it’s my favourite took. .. and easy to make. … very nice work anandi….

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Dear 🙂 Glad that you liked it !!


  7. Namaskaram – your fav dish, oh no, mine too – often I just have Sambar on its own for light supper. Lovely Blog and yes, btw., I follow you now 🙂 🙂


    1. Namaskar, Thanks for following 🙂 Glade you liked it


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