Tuesday, December 23, 2014


#PotatoIdlySambar #UrulaikizhanguSambar : We have already seen idly sambar with potato which is spicy and tangy. Moreover lentil hasn't been included in that sambar.
Here I would like to share one more tasty idly sambar with potato. This sambar is prepared with green gram lentil and potato.
Now to the recipe.
Approximately 3 cups of #sambar can be prepared.

Urulaikizhangu Idly Sambar [ Potato idly Sambar ]

Ingredients :
1/2 cupGreen gram split
small amla sizeTamarind, soak in lukewarm water
1 big sizePotato
1/2Capsicum, chop 1/2 inch pieces [ optional ]
2Green chilly, slit lengthwise
1 Onion, slice thinly
small quantityCoriander leaves
10 - 15Curry leaves
1 small sizeTomato, chop
2 TspManathakkali [ optional ]
Powders Required :
2 TspSambar Powder
1 TspCoriander Powder
1 pinchTurmeric Powder
1 TspAraithuvitta Kuzhambu Powder [ optional ]
1/2 TspRed chilly powder [ optional ]
2 TspSalt [ adjust ]
To Temper :
1 TspMustard seeds
1/4 TspAsafoetida powder
2 TspOil

Method :
Take split green gram in a pressure cooker.
Wash and then add 1 1/2 cup of water & a pinch of turmeric powder.
Close the lid and insert the weight over the nozzle.
Cook for 1 whistle and 5 minutes at SIM.
Turn off the stove and wait till steam subsides.
After pressure cooker runs out of steam take out the cooked green gram and mash well using a ladle.
Set aside.

Wash potato and cook with salt in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles.
Peel off the skin and keep aside.

Heat a kadai with oil on a stove over medium flame.
Crackle mustard seeds and then add asafoetida, green chilly, curry leaves & onion in the order.
Saute till onion becomes shiny and gives out nice smell.
Then add tomato and saute for a minute.
Now add all the given powders except salt and saute for half a minute.
Then add mashed green gram and bring it to boil.
When it starts boiling add capsicum, manathakkali and salt.
Simmer until capsicum is three fourth done.
At this stage break boiled potato into small pieces by hand and drop into the boiling sambar.
Squeeze out the juice from tamarind and add into the boiling sambar.
Allow to boil for one or two minutes.
Finally add chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves.
Turn off the stove and transfer into a serving bowl.

Urulaikizhangu Idly Sambar [ Potato idly Sambar ] Urulaikizhangu Idly Sambar [ Potato idly Sambar ]

Take hot idly in a plate. Pour two ladle full of sambar over the idly.
Add a teaspoon of gingelly oil and enjoy!! mm... ah!! ahaa!!

Idly served with potato sambar

Other Sambar recipes to try

Vengaya Sambar [ Onion Sambar ] Urulaikizhangu spicy Sambar [ Sour n spicy Potato Sambar ] Urulaikizhangu Sambar [ Potato Sambar ]

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