Monday, 18 October 2010

Idly and idly sambhar

Ingredients for Idly
1.Par boiled rice -2 cups
2. Urad dhal - 1/2 cup
3. Fenugreek seeds - 1tsp
4. Salt - 1tsp

1. Wash and soak rice, along with fenugreek seeds for 2 hours
2. Wash and soak urad dhal separately for 30 minutes.
2. Grind urad dhal to a fine paste.
3. Grind rice to a paste and mix it to the ground urad dhal batter along with salt.
4. Leave it to ferment overnight.
5. The next morning or after 8 hours make idlies using idly maker.

Ingredients for sambhar(for idly)
1. Onion - 1
2. Tomato - 1 (large)
3. Green chilly - 3
4. Mung dhal - 1/4 cup
5. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
6. Salt -1tsp
7. Oil - 2tsp
8. Mustard+urad dhal -1tsp
9. Curry leaves - few
10. Coriander leaves - 2tsp
11.Asafoetida - a pinch.

1. Cook mung dhal with a pinch of turmeric powder, asafoetida and few drops of oil or ghee.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard+urad dhal and curry leaves.
3. Add thinly sliced onion and slit green chillies, saute until the onion is pink and soft, add chopped tomato and continue to stir until the tomatoes are cooked.
4. Add turmeric powder, salt and a cup of water and bring to boil.
5. Add cooked mung dhal, mix well and boil the sambhar for a couple of minutes and remove from heat, garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Idly.
( Suggestion: Can add lemon juice or tamarind juice (1tsp) before removing from heat.)

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