Monday, June 22, 2009

Idly and Sambar


Idly and Sambar
Idly:
Wash and Soak 3 cups of rice and 1 cup of urad dal in two seperate bowls.
After 5 to 6 hrs grind into a fine paste and transfer to steel vessel.
Keep oven in warm for 10 minutes and switch off the oven.
Close the vessel with lid and place the vessel in oven and leave to ferment for 8hrs.
Stir in sufficient salt and now the batter is ready for dosa or idly.
Apply oil to the idly plates and pour the batter.Stack the idly plates in pressure cooker and steam for 10 minutes.
Idly and Sambar ,Idly plate
Sambar:
Vegetables - 1 cup(Cho cho,sunburst pattypan squash)
green chilli - 1no
Tomato - ½ no
Tamarind paste - 1 tspn
Boiled toor dal - 2 cups
Curry leaves - 4 or 5 leaves
Oil for seasoning.
Water for cooking.
Salt to taste
Cho Cho and Sunburstpattypan Squash Sambar:
Put oil in a pressure cooker and add mustard seeds,red chillies,curryleaves,asafoetida for seasoning.
Add chopped onions,green chillies and fry for a while.Add chopped tomato pieces and chopped vegetables .
Stir for a while and add sambar powder,turmeric,tamarind paste ,salt according to taste.Pour water and close the lid.When steam starts coming add boiled toor dal to the mixture and close the lid and put the pressure.
Switch off the stove after 3 whistles.
Allow to cool the cooker and add coriander leaves to the sambar and serve in a bowl.
Look here for one more idly recipe:
Idly with Vadaicurry
This recipe goes to EFM Theme - Breakfast Series hosted by hostess Sri of Me and My kitchen .

11 comments:

Happy cook said...

Wow the idlies look so soft.

Srivalli said...

Beautiful pictures vineela...btw can you please leave me your email id, I would like to send the details for the indian cooking challenge!

thanks

sangi said...

Hi,Vineela,
Lovely presentation.Idli or white sponge!!Thanks for sharing...

pedatha1 said...

Dear Vineela, whats Cho Cho Sunburstpattypan? made me laugh. Your idlis look so steaming and spongy....also liked the vadacurry recipe. Cheers!

Vineela said...

Hi Hc Thank You.
Srivalli - Love the concept and thanks for visiting.
Sangi - Thanks for visiting.
Pedtha1 -
I am glad you liked the vadai curry recipe.
Actually cho cho is chayote /seema vankaya /bangalore vankaya
Sunburst pattypan squash (I found this vegetable in US MARKETS) is similar to budda dosakaya (indian vegetable.)
Truly its a big name for a small size vegetable right?
I made pickle with sunburstpattypan squash which can be found in my previous posts.
Thanks for visiting.

BDSN said...

Hey !!! Vineela!!!
Hope you remember me...I have started to blog again. Well!!! I have been on the biggest blogging break ever and now I have started to blog again...I love your strawberry icecream recipe...I have to put it on my must try dishes list

Linda said...

Hi Vineela,

Sambar, my favorite, and with those cloud-like idlis, looks delicious! Hope you're doing well :)

Andhratreat said...

i love idly with sambar...its really tempting..i will prepare tomarrow

Hari Chandana said...

First time here... you have a very nice n neat blog... thanks for the all recipes. :)

Ramya said...

yummy....... idlis with sambar ilove it.

Ramya said...

Idli and sambar yummy. the pics are nice.