Hotel Idli Sambhar

This sambhar is very easy to make. It tastes like Hotel Saravana Bhavan sambhar. Try it and give me your feedback.

Toovar dhal                             2 tbsp
Moong dhal                               ¾ cup
Tomato                                     3 no
Green Chilies                             3 no
ginger                                        1tbsp
Jalapeno chili                              1 no
Cut vegetables                            ¼ cup ( carrot , potato )
Sambhar Powder                          2tbsp
Turmeric powder                          ¼ tsp
Asafetida (Hing)                            ¼ tsp
Coconut                                        ¼ cup
Aniseed (Snafu, Sombhu)              ¼ tsp (optional)
Salt                                                 to taste
Oil                                                    2 tsp
Mustard seed                                   ½ tsp
Curry leaves                                     1 stem
Cilantro (coriander leaves)                2 tbsp

  • Cut the tomatoes, vegetables, chillies, curry leaves and ginger
  • Heat oil in pan; fry the tomatoes and vegetables for few minutes.
  • Then add Sāmbhar powder, turmeric powder and Asafetida (Hing) on it and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Cook all above ingredients with dhals in pressure cooker till 3 whistles.
  • Grind coconut with aniseed very nicely. Keep aside.
  • Take out dhals from pressure cooker. Add salt, coconut masala and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in pan adds mustard seeds, curry leaves and fry.
  • Pore over to Sambhar and decorate with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with idli, dosa and any tiffin items.
Note: If you want more sour you can add more tomatoes .