Friday, October 28, 2011

Idly Sambar Special

#AraithuvittaIdlySambar - #IdlySamabar with coconut masala paste : There are many varieties of idly sambar. Araithuvitta idli sambar is prepared with vegetables, lentil and specially ground coconut masala paste.
Now we will see the recipe.

Araithuvitta Idly Sambar [ Idli Sambar special ]


Araithuvitta Kuzhambu powder                      : 2 Tsp
Sambar powder                                        : 1 Tsp
Red chilli powder                              : 1/4 Tsp
Asafoetida                                         : 1/8 Tsp or a small piece
Turmeric powder                              : a pinch
Tamarind                                           : small marble size
Green gram or Thuvar dhal               : 1/4 cup
Onion                                                 : 1 big size diced
Small onion                                        : 5 - 6
Curry Leaves                                      : 8 - 10
Carrot                                                 : 1 diced ( optional )
Brinjal                                                : 1 or 2 diced (optional )
Green chillies                                     : 2 to 3
Tomato                                               : 1 medium size, cut into quarter
Mustard seeds                                     : 1/2 Tsp
Oil                                                       : 2 Tsp
Coconut                                               : 2 Tsp
Salt                                                       : 2 Tsp
Coriander leaves to garnish.

Method :
Keep a kadai on a stove with 1/2 Tsp of oil over medium flame.
When oil becomes hot saute small onion till its raw smell goes off.
Transfer into a bowl.
Now add 1/2 Tsp of oil in the same kadai and saute tomato pieces.
Transfer into the same bowl with onion.
Cool down to room temperature.
Take coconut scraping, sauteed onion & tomato, and Araithuvitta Kuzhambu powder in a mixer jar.

Grind into a smooth paste. Keep aside.

Heat 1 Tsp of oil in the same kadai.
Slutter mustard seeds.
After mustard splutters add asafoetida, curry leaves, then diced onoin & split green chilly.
Saute for a minute, then add vegetables & saute for few seconds.
Now add all powders one by one & saute for few seconds.
Then add cooked dhal & add enough water & then cover the kadai.
When the vegetables become soft add the prepared coconut paste.
Stir well. Simmer for two minutes.
At this stage add tamarind water and salt.

Let it simmer for few more minutes on slow flame or until the raw smell of tamarind goes off.

simmering araithuvitta idli sambar

Now turn off the stove & transfer the hot idly sambar into a serving bowl
Garnish with coriander & curry leaves. 

Take hot idlies in a plate.
Pour two ladle full of araithuvitta idly sambar over the idlies.
Add a dash of gingelly oil [ till / sesame oil ].
Enjoy!!!.... What!!... sambar and idli got over??!!...

idli served with araithuvitta idli sambar

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