Madurai Kitchen Idli Sambar

Sambar Idli

Sambar IdliPrep time: 9 hrs 0 min Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 9 hrs 30 minsSambar IdliSummaryThis Idli sambar is an easily digestible food which can be taken by everyone. This is good for health.


  • Idli Rice – 1 cup(400gms)
  • Urad dal – ¼ cup(100gms)
  • Moong dal – 50gms
  • Sambar Powder – 1tsp
  • Carrot – 25 gms
  • Beans – 25gms
  • Onion – 1no
  • Tomato – 1no
  • Asfoetida – ½tsp
  • Red Chilli – 2nos
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Fenugreek – ½ tsp
  • Oil or ghee – 2tsp
  • Coriander leaves – small bunch
  • Curry Leaves – small bunch

  1. Sambar Idli Preparation Method
  2. Idli rice, Urad dal & fenugreek, soak all these for 2hours separately.
  3. Coarsely grind the idli rice (don’t grind softly).
  4. Grind fenugreek & Urad dal till it comes fluffy, mix idli rice batter, urad dal batter & add required quantity of salt to it.
  5. We can use the batter to make idli after 6hrs.
  6. Grease the idli plate with oil or ghee or spread the wet cotton cloth on the plate, heat sufficient water in the idli steamer.
  7. Pour the idli batter in to the idli plate & steam it your hot tasty idli is ready.
  8. In a Cooker, Put all washed & cutted vegetables, washed moong dal (Cutted Vegetables like Carrot, Onion, Beans, Tomato)
  9. Add ¼tsp asafetida, salt as required, sambar powder 1tsp, pour two glasses of water to it & stir well.
  10. Allow to cook until 4 whistle comes. Allow the cooker to cool in room temperature.
  11. In a frying pan, 1tsp of ghee, add ½tsp mustard seeds, Sliced onion, red chilli 2nos, fenugreek ½ tsp, a pinch of asafetida, chopped coriander, curry leaves and saute well.
  12. Open the lid of the cooker, transfer it in to a bowl and then add the sauté, Pour 2 or 3 tsp of ghee.
  13. In a serving bowl, cut 2 idli and arrange then pour sambar on to the idli until the bowl is filled.
  14. Put few drop of ghee on the top ,serve hot.


Serving size: 3 Idli
Calories per serving: 200
Fat per serving: 12g

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