Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Idli Chutney & samber:



2 cups Rice
1 cup Urad Daal (white)
1 1/2 tblsp Salt
A pinch of Baking Soda
Oil for greasing

 to make idli :

soak the daal  & rice for 4-5 hours. Grind it coarsely in a blender.
& make smooth paste.Mix salt ,soda and set aside in a warm place for  overnight for fermenting. Put the idli maker on the gas with 3-4 cups of water.
Grease the idli holder and fill each of them with full of batter.
Steam cook idlis on high flame for about 15-20 minutes.
Use a spoon to remove the idlis.

For chutney:

·         Roasted channa dal– 1/2cup
Peanuts – 2tsp
·         Red chillies -2
·         Garlic – 2 cloves
·         Ginger- 1’’ inch
·         1 green chilly
·         Salt for taste

(Grind the above ingredients in to smooth paste).

For Seasoning:
2-3 whole Red chillies
Curryleaves 4 – 5
Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
Hing- a pinch
2-3 tsp oil


•Heat oil in a pan and fry red chillies mustard seeds,hing & curry leaves.when mustards start crackling pour it on the chutney paste.The Delicious chutney is ready.


1 cup Toor Dal
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
2 teaspoons oil
Salt to taste
5 small dry red chilies
8 Curry Leaves
1 medium onion thinly sliced  
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 lime sized ball Tamarind
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 large tomato
2 tablespoons sambar powder  
1 cup of a vegetable of your choice like green beans, carrot , brinjals, bhindi,pumpkin. (thickly sliced)

Soak the tamarind in 1 cup water for 20 minutes. Squeeze it out, adding water little by little to prepare 1 cup of juice.

In a cooker boil 2 cups of water and add the dal, turmeric powder , tomato, salt and 1 teaspoon of oil & vegetables.Boil until the dal is soft and then mash it coarsely.switch off the flame. Add tarmarind juice in the boiled daal.
Take a pan. Add oil.add red chillies, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves & hing. add sliced onions.add sambar powder & red chilli powder.pour the boiled daal in to it & stir for 3-4 min. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Your delicious idli, chutney & shamber is ready to serve now.

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