Monday, October 25, 2010

Instant Sambar for idli-Easy Sambar recipe-Quick sambar recipe for idli

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.

Quick sambar-Instant sambar for idli dosa Quick sambar for idli -Halloween presentation

Instant Sambar For Idli-Dosa

Instant Sambar For Idli-Dosa

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySambar-Side dish for Idli-Dosa
 Recipe CuisineSOuth Indian
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   Moong dal/split yellow moong dal - 1/3 cup
   Onion - 1
   Tomato - 1
   Garlic - 4 cloves
   Green chillies slit - 6 (medium size)
   Turmeric powder - a pinch
   Coriander leaves - handful
   Curry leaves - a sprig (tender leaves)
   Tamarind - a small gooseberry size (very less)
   Salt as required

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 tsp
   Mustard -1/2 tsp


Preparation

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.

idliWishing you all a very Happy Halloween - Enjoy!

Method

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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66 comments:

  1. Hi Padhu,

    Romba nall iruuku...Love the skulls..:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  2. Hey PAdhu,

    I just loved the presentation. That was so cute

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  3. Idly and sambar Looks delicious. It is hallowen month that is skull I think.

    Rasm looks super too.

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  4. You area queen in art..Looks yumm and loved all the haloween decors..

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  5. Looks like its already halloween there :)..
    simply delicious..

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  6. nice presentation of haloween. sinstant sambhar really sounds great

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  7. i love sambhar too esp with idli and what a way to present it...so creative...

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  8. You are so cool,you come up with awesome decorations,I love to have moong dal sambar with idly,looks delish

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  9. nice variation to the usual sambhar....love the decor with idli..

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  11. Awesome presentation, wat a droolworthy sambar.

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  12. Halloween decors..that looks superb..
    Idly Sambar looks delicious.

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  13. Nice creation..likd d way you presented the dish..
    lovely..

    do visit mine..whenever time permits...

    Tasty Appetite

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  14. i love the hallooweennn ishtyle...great sambar and idli...love both...thx for the rasam as well.....
    Biny

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  15. my fav sambar, looks very nice, beautiful presentation, great

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  17. Halloween dinner is fantastic! :)

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  18. oh..I love seeing what you do...adding that extra in your cooking with all those faces & figures :)

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  19. lovely sambar and halloween celebration dinner is super duper

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  20. Love the face on idli. Easy and delicious version of sambhar.

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  21. sambar recipe superb... halloween celebration superb....

    ungal kalainayathuku nan thalai vanangukiren...

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  22. Sambar looks so perfect with those idlies. Happy Halloween!

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  23. Idly skull looks really cute. first time here. dont know how i missed your blog.. good that i got to join u now. :-)

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  24. an award for you at http://eatvegetarianbehealthy.blogspot.com/2010/10/two-at-time.html

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  25. Padhu, tried your sambar recipe today and we loved it. Possible check my post. Thanks again.

    Aaha Oho

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  26. WOW!! Loved this instant sambar recipe..Easy to prepare and tasty too..

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  27. lovely presentation. unique....sambhar for haloween......

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  28. lovely sambar and awesome presentation padhu..love ur creativity :)

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  29. hahaha! These halloween idlis are spoooooky!! And sambar sounds delicious!

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  30. Never tried sambar with moong dal...sounds good ...will definitely try it out.

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  31. cute presentation. very halloweenyyyyyyyyyyy
    You have a award in my blog.
    http://epicureansdelight.blogspot.com/2010/10/sunshine-blog-award.html

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  32. As usual, the decorations are outstanding! A nice recipe too!

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  33. This looks really very easy... And the presentation is superb... Loved it!!

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  34. Love the recipe for quick sambar,its quite informative

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  35. That's a fantastic recipe for a quick breakfast (which is usually when I make idlis). That's exactly what I'm going to make tomorrow. Thank you!

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  36. No sambar powder/masala needed?

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  37. I might not taste any of the recipes, you are amazing at presentation, photographs. A glance of the webpages and the patience you have to put all of them on website makes me feel wonderful. I enjoyed the few moments of feeling good when I went through this blog.

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  38. Can we substitute moong dal with tuwar dal??

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  39. Zainab - you can substitute tur dal in place of moong dal. But then it will not be instant sambar as tur dal takes a long time to get cooked. In case if you prefer to add tur dal, cook it separately and then add.

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  40. Liked your skill&skull.Keep it up.

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  41. Hi Padhu, this instant sambar recipe was a life saver for me...tasted excellent.

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  42. What if I have hydrated the moong dal first? Reduce the water?
    How many does this serve? (I was confused by your take half for 4 servings- does that mean this recipe serves 8 as it is measured?)

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    1. No need to reduce water.The sambar will be watery. This recipe serves only 2. For tamarind I have written to take half the quantity of what we usually take for preparing sambar for 4. To be more precise - Just take a small cherry sized ball of of tamarind- that is enough

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  43. Like your recipe. Easy to follow. Since you mentioned quick, you may like to try using red lentils (Masoor dhal/Mysore paruppu) which cooks in minutes and does not require a pressure cooker or soaking for hours. Apologies for sending the previous incomplete comment finger trouble!

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  44. Nice recipe. Added a small improvement the taste has become fantastic. Add one teaspoon of tour dall after mustard splutters fry for few seconds and add to sambar you may add fresh coriander leafs also.

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  45. hi padhu,
    u r my favourite
    am learning cooking from ur site only.

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  46. Hi.. shud we add Sambhar powder? ?

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    1. No need. I have not mention sambar powder. Just green chillies are enough.

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  47. Hi...Want to thank you for the wonderful sambar, i just added few sambar powder as well which made it more delicious, for the first time i have cooked got appreciated by everyone, my sincere thanks.. keep doing the great work....!!!

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  48. Hi Padhu..! We are from Kerala & my husband loves ur Pongal recipe so much! I started to follow ur site for any reference whenever I enter the kitchen since then.. Today made ur Rava Pongal & this quick Sambar.. But there is no mention of adding Sambar Powfer in this recipe? Is that so ?? Anyways I added a teaspoon to get the Sambar flavour! :)

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  49. I like your block mam. Very very super. Thank u mam... by suganthamala baskaran

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  50. Hi...are u sure u have to use 6 chilli??when I used it was too spicy.then I grind a small tomato and added to nullify the chilli

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    1. It depends upon the variety of chilli used. Some chillies are too hot, some are not. As I have not added sambar powder or chilli powder, I have used 6 medium sized less spicy chillies. Otherwise the sambar will taste bland.

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  51. Brilliant sis, that's really so wonderful to get this recipe , thank you so much and blessed ever

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  52. Cooked this today morning. My husband and I loved it! Thank you :-)

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  53. Hi...tried this sambar and it was good for dosa...

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