Thursday, October 28, 2010


Sambhar Idli is every body's favorite. My father in law is very fond of  Triplicane Rathna Cafe's sambhar Idli. There is a programme called samayal Santhengal in Podigai TV on Saturdays 12 Pm. One day Mrs. Revathi Shanmugam told about Hotel Sambhar. i made like that it came out well and everybody enjoyed.
To grind idli i always add soybean to make protein rich.



Soy bean - 3/4 cup

Urad dhall - 3/4 cup

Fenugreek seeds - 1 tbsp

idli rice - 5cups

Aval/Rice flakes - 1 cup


Soak soy bean and fenugreek seeds together for 8 hours.
Soak urad dhall and rice separately.
In the grinder add soy bean and fenugreek for 10 minutes and add urad dhall and grind it for 30 minutes.
when you put rice for grinding soak the aval. After 10 minutes add to the rice.
add salt and fermentice for 8 hours.
Make idli s in mini idli stand



Toor dhall - 2 cups
Yellow pumpkin - 2oo gms
pearl onions - 15 nos
Drum stick - one
Tomato - 1
Radish - 1
Tamarind - one berry size
Sambhar powder - 1/ 2 tsp
Salt to taste

For tempering
oi, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds

To Roast and Grind

Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Channa dhall - 1 /2 tbsp
Pepper corns 1/4 tsp
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
red chili  3 to 4
fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
grated coconut -  2 tbsp
oil - 1tsp for roasting


  •  Wash and cut the yellow pumpkin into fine pieces and pressure cook along with the toor dhall.
  •  Heat the oil in  pan and roast the ingredients given and ground to paste
  • Heat oil in  a pan , temper mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add the sliced onions, tomatoes,  vegetables and saute it.
  • Add the tamarind extract, sambhar powder and give a boil.
  • when the vegetables are cooked add the grounded paste and give a boil.
  • Add the cooked dhall and pumpkin and give a boil, when it blends together add some coriander leaves ant remove it.

Serve with mini idlis or with regular ones.


Nithu Bala

Wow! healthy and delicious...


thanks for the first comment :-)


yummy sambar idli's it ..


ahaa what a delicious sambar ...i love the idly sambar combination match made in heaven ...yummy


Shama Nagarajan

our favourite breakfast...yummy


Definitely a healthy sambar, will add soyabeans next time while making sambar..


healthy and delicious sambar idli...


looks yummy n like to grab the platter..


thank you all for the lovley commets


wonderful idlis. i am also a big fan of samhar idli and sambhar vadai.sounds interesting


வித்யா மேடம், கடலுக்குள்ள கப்பல் மிதக்கரமாதிரி இட்லி சாம்பார்ல மிதக்கர்து!!..:)Good one.

Dr.Sameena Prathap

Hi Vidhya,

Nalla combination...Can have anytime...:)



Oo, the sambar and idli look and sound so good...very comforting and perfect for the cold fall weather in my part of the world :)


slurppy!!tasty idly sambhar, all time fav!!!


thanks everybody


Nutritious and healthy sambar,awesome...

Priya Sriram

Hi Vidhya, thanks for stopping by. :)

Mini idli and sambar is my fav breakfast and yours looking very appetizing!


tasty idly sambhar, happy diwali

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