Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Kutti Idli / Sambar Idli

Ingredients for Sambar:
  • Baby Onion / Pearl Onion - 1 cup peeled
  • Tomatoes - 1 small chopped
  • Toor Dhal - 1 cup
  • Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 1 spring
  • Cooking Oil - 2 tbsp
Sambar Masala Powder:
  • Kadalai Paruppu / Channa Dhal - 1 tbsp
  • Urud Dhal - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli - 6 to 8 nos
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut - 2 tbsp
For Sambar Idli:
  • Onion - 1/4 cup chopped
  • Cilantro - To Garnish
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Idli Batter - 1 Cup
  1. Take a pan and add oil, and once it is ready add the mustard seeds and once splutter, add curry leaves.
  2. Then add the pearl onions and add salt as required and saute them well till they become transparent and cooked.
  3. Then add the tomatoes and saute till it cooks well.
  4. Once done add the tamarind extract and boil it.
  5. Then add the sambar masala and cook well for some few minutes.
  6. Once the sambar is cooked well, then add the cooked toor dhal to the boiling sambar mixture and cook for 2 more minutes.

     7. Then once done garnish with cilantro and curry leaves and tasty yummy sambar is ready.

For Idli:
  • Preparing idly doesn't take more ingredients..... 
  • Then only requirement is the rice batter. Take 1 cup of batter and the idly cooker as required to bake idlies... 
  • Kids will love kutti idlies very much. So you can use these idli thattu...
  • Take the batter and pour into each cup in the idli plate.
  • Then fill some water in the idli cooker and place the plates in a stack and place it inside the cooker and close the lid.
  • Bake the idlies for atleast 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Soft, fluffy idlies are ready to serve...

For Sambar Idli:
  1. Then once the idli is ready, take a bowl of sambar and add the prepared idlies into the sambar. 
  2. Then garnish the sambar idli with the chopped onions and cilantro and when serving add tsp of ghee. 
  3. Yummy great tasty recipe is ready. Kids will also love this dish.

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