Mini Idli sambar recipe | Ghee idli sambar - Raks Kitchen (2024)

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Mini idli sambar - Learn tips and tricks to get a drinkable, mild flavorful sambar for mini idlis!

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I know I could not post any new recipes at all last week, I think most of you know my in-laws were here and I spent most of my free time together with the family and gave a break myself from blogging and enjoyed family time to the fullest 🙂.

I won’t say I was very busy with works, as everyone shared the works. So I had free time, but we spent those time playing card games, board games along with Aj. Yesterday they left SG and we 3 are again left here with our routines.

Aj went to school and Vj went to office and I am back to blogging. Though I felt sad, I am so much worried about Aj how he is going to take this. He was all tears when we came back to home and he could not forget the fun time he had all these days.

I had tough time consoling him, actually, I don't know how to😐. Somehow today he went school and hopefully that could deviate him and only when he comes back, it wont be the same. Will take some time for him sure.

And I know most of you will be busy with the pongal cleaning works and planning for pongal. Though I don’t have any special recipe for pongal this time, I thought to break my silence with this simple post.

Please go through the recipe for learning tips and tricks for getting delicious sambar that can be perfect for mini idlis.

WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY PONGAL & MAKAR SANKRANTI

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Tips for making mini idlies:

  • Refer this post for making idli batter. Grind the rice a little coarse. This will make the idli textured perfect to absorb the sambar.
  • Either sambar or the idlis should be hot for perfect absorbing.
  • Do not soak for long time and keep as it will become soggy and mushy. Just do it 5 or 10 mins before.

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Mini idli sambar recipe

Mini idli sambar - Learn tips and tricks to get a drinkable, mild flavorful sambar for mini idlis!

Course Breakfast

Cuisine Indian

Prep Time 15 minutes minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes minutes

Author Raks Anand

Servings 4

Cup measurements

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Toor dal
  • 2 tablespoon Tamarind extract thick
  • 2 Tomato
  • 3 Green chillis
  • 1 teaspoon Sambar powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves chopped
  • 15 Small onion
  • 1 Red chilli
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee

To temper

  • 2 teaspoon Ghee
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds/ jeera
  • 1 Curry leaves sprig
  • ¼ teaspoon Asafoetida / Hing

Instructions

  • Soak tamarind and pressure cook dal for 4-5 whistles with enough water, turmeric, a pinch of asafoetida and a red chilli.

  • Extract tamarind juice from the soaked tamarind.

  • Mash the dal well once done. Heat kadai, temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table in order.

  • Add peeled small onions, slit green chillis and fry for a minute.

  • Add chopped tomatoes and a pinch of salt and fry until tomatoes turn soft.

  • Add enough water with tamarind juice and bring to boil.

  • Add turmeric, sambar powder and required salt.

  • Bring to boil and add chopped coriander leaves. Boil for 3 minutes.

  • Add cooked dal and mix well. You can add a pinch of jaggery if you want at this stage.

  • Bring to boil and boil for 2 minutes in medium flame. Top with ghee.

Notes

  • The sambar should be more with tomatoes and less tamarind.
  • Add salt carefully so that the sambar is drinkable.
  • Ghee is perfect for tempering this sambar and topping too.
  • Coriander leaves, ghee adds a lot of flavor to this sambar. So do not miss it.

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Method

1. Soak tamarind and pressure cook dal for 4-5 whistles with enough water, turmeric, a pinch of asafoetida and a red chilli. Extract tamarind juice from the soaked tamarind.

2. Mash the dal well once done. Heat kadai, temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table in order. Add peeled small onions, slit green chillies and fry for a minute.

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3. Add chopped tomatoes and a pinch of salt and fry until tomatoes turn soft.

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4. Add enough water with tamarind juice and bring to boil. Add turmeric, sambar powder and required salt. Bring to boil and add chopped coriander leaves. Boil for 3 minutes.

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5. Add cooked dal and mix well. You can add a pinch of jaggery if you want at this stage. Bring to boil and boil for 2 minutes in medium flame. Top with ghee.

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Enjoy hot for evening snack or as dinner. We love it for a dinner when ever we want something special for dinner, when we have only idli batter.

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Comments

  1. Gayathri Sudharson

    Looks delicious. Pictures are making me drool.

    Reply

  2. MSUSMA

    sambhar idlies are drool worthy

    Reply

  3. Giri

    Amazing

    Reply

  4. Nagalakshmi V

    good to see you back 🙂

    Reply

  5. Dipti Joshi

    Mouthwatering pics! Will try this sambar recipe soon.

    Reply

  6. Kaveri Venkatesh

    Make me drool, early in the morning...so inviting

    Reply

  7. Anonymous

    Drool worthy!! I love to eat ghee-sambar-idly anytime.

    Reply

  8. M D

    This looks so tempting and delicious. Drooling!

    Reply

  9. Shama Nagarajan

    tempting idlis....

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    • Raks Anand

      Thanks a lot for the feedback 🙂

      Reply

  10. Divya Kudua

    Yummy..have never tried making mini-idlies,they look super cute.We always order this whenever we go to Sangeetha restaurant.Your platter however looks way better than that 🙂 Happy Pongal 🙂

    Reply

  11. Recipe world

    Picture itself says how delicious the idlis are! Nice recipe and lovely clicks dear..

    Reply

  12. vibhasri

    When should the green chillies be added?? You havent mentioned it anywhere if im not wrong...

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  13. Kalpana Sareesh

    hmm love it.. scrumptious

    Reply

  14. Bakula Ts

    in ingredients list green chillies has been mentioned but while preparing not mentioned wen to add green chillies

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  15. Raks anand

    Sorry, I have edited, it has to be added along the onions

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  16. sha

    ur recipes r really superb...the variety of items u do for per servings is amazing even am trying to present like u now a days..keep doing the good work.. hw u r managing to prepare so many items tell me ur plan abt it..

    Reply

  17. ArunMani

    Awesome...It came very well.....

    Reply

  18. ArunMani

    Awesome....It came Really nice

    Reply

  19. Mohamed Ramadhan

    Mashallah it has come good
    I have an question can we add gingelly oil instead of ghee

    Reply

  20. Raks anand

    Sure yes

    Reply

  21. Dhivya Selvanathan

    Going to try tis tonight

    Reply

  22. Asha

    Hi Raks,

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. Could you please tell me where you purchased the mini idli plate from? The plate I have can make 18 idlis but they come out very small - almost like a mini dosa. Yours looks like a full bodied mini-idli.

    Many thanks

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  23. Raks Kitchen

    This is also the same 18 mini idli plate. Slightly stir the batter before pouring so that u get it bit more dense. I have another idli plate which have 5 shallows per plate. I got it from an exhibition but you will sure get in vessel shops like saravana stores, Ratna stores in T nagar, chennai.

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