Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sambar Mini Idly

  • Idly flour - 2 cups
  • Toor dal - 150 g
  • Chopped onion - 1 cup
  • Chopped tomato - 1cup
  • Tamarind paste - 1 Tablespoon
  • Cooking oil  as needed
  • Asafoetida - pinch
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt as needed
For grinding:
  • Dried red chili - 2
  • Split channa dal - 1 Teaspoon
  • Coriander seeds - 2 Teaspoon
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 Teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Grated coconut - 1 Teaspoon
  • Make mini idlys by using a mini idly pan (available in Indian stores) and keep aside. The procedure for making idly is  here but the size depends upon the idly pan we are using.
  • Cook toor dal with water and keep aside.
  • Extract juice from tamarind.
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan, toast red chili, split channa dal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, grated coconut together, grind to a paste and keep aside.
  • In a wok, heat a tablespoon of oil over medium high heat and add mustard seeds. When they pop up add asafoetida, onion and a pinch of salt. Fry till onion is slightly brown.
  • Add curry leaves and chopped tomato, saute till they are mashed.
  • Add tamarind juice, ground paste and bring it to boil.
  • Add cooked dal, adjust salt and water (for the gravy) and cook till it is done.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • In a serving dish place idlys and pour sambar over them. Adding a teaspoon of ghee will give you a pleasant aroma.
  • This recipe is a Super healthy breakfast for kids, because it has all essential nutrients, minerals and vitamins. Kids love this mini idly shape, particularly suitable for picky eaters.
  • This is a lovely dish helps for easy digestion. Urad dal and fenugreek are excellent for girl children. They help kids during born development. 


  1. I love idly very much and I am drooling seeing the delicious sambar idly prepared by you.
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  2. looks drooling... all time favourite...

  3. Very nice presented, mini idli looks so cute and with sambar it will def taste awesome...

  4. Another new and interesting dish for me!

  5. Mini idlis look awesome and tasty. Click is very very tempting.

  6. idlis with sambhar are my favorite south indian breakfast item,small idlis look beautiful

  7. Wowww.... idli looks so cute and delicious.. beautiful presentation

  8. yummy platter ...idlis loos so soft n served with samabr oh my god looks sooooo tempting .love to have this combo anytime dear

  9. எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்த இட்லி...டாப் டக்கர்...நன்றி...

  10. Nice recipe., All time favourite for my kids.

  11. wow mini idlis with samaber what a combo ..looks awesome ..i am missing hotel sarvan bhavan :)


  12. Pic looks so cute n inviting!

  13. idly is my drooling here..nice clicks!!

  14. Looks so cute and yummy, it's my favorite too...

  15. I love mini idlis. Beautiful presentation. I always want to prepare but do not have the mould for it.

  16. my daughter's fav,luks delicious...

  17. Wow! These mini idli's are cute little things which I always adore. Thank you so much for sending it to my event.

  18. idli-saambar super-ngka veni! photo is cute.

  19. The tastiest evergreen breakfast! Looks delicious and inviting!!

  20. Wow... thats so wonderful... love it dear...

  21. really like the mini idlis.. perfect one for kida. and u made it so tasty by adding the sambar.. good one krishna..

  22. Just the thought of Mini idly sambar is kindling my apetite... ha ha ha... great recipe...thanks Veni

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  23. yummy...I can finish that no time..

  24. This is my favourite comfort the mini idli's dipping and floating in sambar.....very yum combo....u r pic makes me hungry...

  25. Thanks dear friends for your encouraging comments

  26. Thanks so much for sending it, kids love these.