Mini Idli With Sambar

I had made Mini Idlies with Sambar for breakfast. Few of the viewers asked question about idli (Water
proportionate) in my last post.


Method for Using Idli Rava :

Ingredietns :
  • Idli Rava / Rave - 2 cups
  • Urad dal/Udhinabele - 1 cup 
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
Method :
  1. Soak idli rava with water for 5 hrs. In a separate bowl rinse and soak idli rava for 5 hrs
  2. Grind idli rava using same little water (if required use water little by little) batter should be thick (for grinding i have used wet grinder) 
  3. Once it is smooth batter. Add soaked rava before adding drain extra water 
  4. Grind rava for few mins not more than 5 mins (if required add little water into it for grinding )
  5. Transfer into a big pan add salt and whisk/stir close the lid. Ferment in a warm place for atleast 8 hrs/overnight


Sambar Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Toor dal
  • 1 Onion(cut into big pieces) or small sambar onions
  • Sambar powder - 2 tsp
  • Coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind - 1/2 tsp
  • Jaggery to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves - 1 stalk

For Seasoning :
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida (Hing) a pinch
  • Oil - 1 tsP 
Method
  • Grind /Blend the coconut and sambar powder, make a smooth paste adding a bit of water
  • Cook the toor dal and onions in a pressure cooker
  • Mix dal, onion, and sambar paste into the pan
  • Add 1 cup water, Add tamarind, jaggery and salt
  • Boil if for few minutes, Add curry leaves
  • Heat oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds allow to splutter
  • Add hing and pour it into the sambar.
  • Ready to serve with mini idlies







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9 comments

Asha said...

Slurp!!! I need some of those now after all the cookies and cakes!!:D
Happy new year Mala.

vimmi said...

Looks yummy. What a great start. Happy new year

Rina said...

Mala, I think this is the first time for me here. First of all I liked your header.. It is sooo soothing. Next, I love mini idlis with sambar.. Never made them, but use to enjoy them in Chennai restraurants.. Should check in toronto, whether I can get a mini idli cooker. Happy New Year!!!

Manasi said...

Oooh!! I love mini idlis!! I have an idli stand between the mini and the normal.. but these tiny ones are so much fun!! kids especially love them!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thank you Asha, Vimmi, Rina, Manasi

EC said...

These are my hubby's favourite...he always orders them in hotels. Very nice of you to have put the proportions for water, i have never even tried measuring it till now.

Anonymous said...

this is my favorite at Saravana Bhavan in Chennai Vanamala! You are making me nostalgic :-)

Gane said...

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Ritesh sharma said...

The idli looks so yummy and delicious, thanks for sharing this with us.

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