South Indian Break fast -Idli And Sambar

Ingredients for batter

  • Rice – 2 cup
  • Urud dal – 1 cup
  • Salt -1 or 2 tsp
  • Water – 1 or 2 cups

Ingredients for sambar

  • Toor dal – 1 cup
  • Ash gourd -1/2
  • Drum stick -2 nos
  • Pumpkin -1/2 pieces
  • Raw tomatoes-2 nos
  • Beans- 6 or 7 nos
  • Carrot-2 nos
  • Raw banana-1 nos
  • Brinjal-2 nos
  • Potatoes-1 nos
  • Onion – 3 nos
  • shallots – 7 or 8 nos
  • curry leaves – 3 sprigs
  • Green chilli – 3 nos
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Asafoetida -small pieces
  • Coriander seed – 2 tbsp
  • Dry red chilli – 7 or 8 nos
  • Fenugreek seed – 1 tsp
  • Tamarind – small ball
  • Mustard seed – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 3 or 4 tbsp
  • Salt – 1 or 2 tsp


  • Take a bowl add raw rice and water ,wash them well, drain and again rewash the ingredients ,set aside.
  • Then we have to take another bowl add urud dal and water ,wash them well drain and keep aside.
  • Now we have to soak the two ingredients like raw rice and urud dal separately for three hours ,set aside.
  • After three hours drain the excess water for the soaked ingredients and ,keep aside.
  • Then blend the soaked raw rice and urud dal with stone grinder into frothy thick smooth batter and set aside until four hours for fermentation process.
  • Now we take a idli steamer add water and boil for some minutes.
  • Then place the idli plates and pour the smooth batter ,cover and cook for 8 to 9 minutes.
  • Ones done turn off the flame and remove the idli plates from the steamer and sprinkle some water on the top of the plates for cool down .
  • Take a spatula and remove the idlis to the plate .
  • Serve and enjoy the idli with hot sambar .


  • Firstly we have to peel and cut the whole vegetables like ash gourd, pumpkin, raw banana ,tomatoes, brinjal potatoes etc..
    then wash and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan add asafoetida pieces and fry them well, drain and set aside.
  • Again add coriander seed, dry red chilli, fenugreek seed and grated coconut into the hot oil pan and roasted them well, keep aside.
  • Now take a pan add chopped shallots ,onion, green chilli, whole vegetables, cleaned toor dal ,boiled water and salt ,cook them well till the vegetables become soften.
  • Grind the roasted ingredients like grated coconut, coriander seed, dry red chillies ect.. into very fine paste and transfer into a bowl.
  • Then add some water into the grated coconut mix bowl and mix them well .
  • Then pour the mixture into the vegetable cooking pan and mix them well.
  • Add soaked tamarind water and mix them well and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove from fire and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seed ,lets them cracked .
  • Add dry red chilli curry leaves and fry them well.
  • Then pour the mixture into the sambar curry pan and mix them well.
  • Serve the tasty south Indian sambar with soft and fluffy idli.

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