Here is an instant sambar -side dish for idly dosa which can be prepared in just a matter of few minutes. We can call this 10 minutes sambar or Quick sambar for idli or dosa. This instant sambar tastes great when taken hot. Today we will learn how to make a quick and easy sambar for idli, dosa, pongal and vada following this easy recipe.
Soak tamarind (Take half of what you take, to prepare sambar for 4 persons) in half cup of water and extract juice. Discard the pulp.
Chop onion, tomato and garlic finely.
Take a pressure pan or a small pressure cooker, add moong dal (pasi paruppu), chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, slit green chillies, garlic, coriander leaves, turmeric powder, salt needed and 1 1/2 cups of water. Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
Open after the pressure is released. Mash it well. Add tamarind extract and bring it to boil on medium heat.
Heat oil, add mustard seeds,when it splutters, add it to the above dal.
You quick Idli sambar is ready in just a matter of few minutes.
Serve it hot with idli. Do you have problems making soft idlis - then check out Secrets of making soft Idli
Note - the consistency of the sambar should be watery.
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