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Tomato Sambar for Idli

This is one of the common combination thats made by my mom for Idli. It goes well with Rice also.
I have never tasted similar sambar else where like in hotel or at any friends place. Probably this is altered and changed to suite the taste of my family by mom. :)

Ingredients :
  • Tomato : 2 Nos.
  • Onions : 1 Nos.
  • Curry Leaves : 1 string
  • Coriander leaves : for garnishing
  • Mustard seeds : 1 tea spn
  • Urad dhal : 1 tea spn
  • Chilli powder : 1 tbl spoons
  • Oil : 2 tbl spn
  • Salt to taste
For grinding :
  • Tomato : 1 No.
  • Grated coconut : 6 tbl spns
  • Fried grams : 4 tbl spns
  • Fennel seeds : half tea spn
Method of preparation : 
  • Grind the ingredients mentioned for grinding and keep it aside. 
  • Add oil in a pan, add mustard seeds once it splutters add urad dhal and curry leaves. 
  • Now add onions and once it turn translucent 
  • Add tomato and fry it till the raw smell goes away completely. 
  • Now add the ground mixture along with enough water, chillipowder and salt. Boil this for around 10 minutes. 
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice idlis / chappatis


vidhas said... August 5, 2009 at 10:04 PM  

best combo idly and tomato sambhar, inviting picture.

*sangi* said... August 6, 2009 at 2:30 AM  

This type of sambar is new to me...tnx for the post!

Divya Vikram said... August 12, 2009 at 5:17 PM  

Diff recipe. looks perfect with idlies.

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