March 23, 2010

Arachivitta Sambhar and Idli

Arachivitta Sambhar and Idli



I am being a bit too lazy nowdays in coming up with new new recipes and updating on blog. Too busy these days that sometimes end of the day I feel like i will do tomorrow.. sigh..it goes on like that then finally i think its not fair when many can do it i tooc an :D.... i am crazy about this tamilian sambar. they have this unique taste i always thought how to make it when one of my tamilian friend said to me how to make it..its easy and believe me you will keep slurping again and again once you have tasted it :)...idli is the best combination i could think of and luckily i had the batter ready with me.As the anme says, this sambar comprises of spices thats grounded which makes this special and finger licking taste.


SAMBHAR


Ingredients:
Toor Dal - 1 cup
Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
Shallots - 15-18 nos
Tamarind - lime size soaked in warm water
Tomato - 1 med (1/2+1/2)
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt


Pressure the dal with salt and turmeric for about 4-5 whistles and once cooled down mash them and keep aside.


To grind:
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Raw Rice - 1 tsp
Jeera/Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Fenugrrek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Dry red Chilli - 3 nos
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp


Grind the above ingredients with 3-4 shallots and half of tomato to a paste.


For Tadka:
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Dry red chilli - 4 nos
Curry leaves - 2 strings
oil


In a pan, heat oil and add mustard and urad dal..once spluttered add in rest of the ingredients. Then add in the remaning shallots and saute till shallots are semicooked and then add in the half of chopped tomato and grinded paste and saute till raw smell of the masala goes. Once sauted well add in the dal and mix. Cook for about 2-3 minutes and add in the tamarind water. add an extra 1 cup water and cook for about 2 minutes. garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with idli.






IDLI
Raw rice - 2 cups
Urad dal - 3/4 cup
Salt


Soak rice and urad dal overnight and wash properly and then grind them to a paste. The batter should be thick enough to cover a spoon once dipped and taken out. Keep in a warm place for fermenting. I usually keep for overnight till the batter turns slightly sour. Once fermented, add salt and mix. Then pour batter (about approx of 3 tbsp) into idli platter (rub oil into the platter before pouring the batter)and steam cook in pressure cooker for about 15-20 mins. cool, and with knife or spoon carefully remove the idli from side.

Cheers,
Neetz ;)

26 comments:

Tina said...

Kandittu motham kazhichu theerkan thonunnu...My all time fav breakfast...Nice pics ketto...

foodie said...

New 2 me Neethu...sounds healthy n delicious....tnx 4 sharing

AshKuku said...

It has been quite sometime since I savored piping hot idlis with piping hot sambhar... Hmm.... Yours look scrumptiously yummy!!!!!

Ash....

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

hmm that's a lovely South Indian treat :)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Nice and easy breakfast idea. Delicious sambhar with soft fluffy idlis..gimme anyday.

Nithu Bala said...

Lovely sambar recipe Dear..

Swathi said...

Neethu,

Sambar looks great, amma used to make it.

Sushma Mallya said...

yummy combo, love this one and one of my all time fav for breakfast..your pics are very tempting neetz...

vineetha said...

I m drooling after seeing ur idly and sambar..really hungry now.

Sarah Naveen said...

Super!!! Idli looks so soft and yummy!!...sambar looks so creamy....ingane mukki mukki thinnan thonnunnu...

N S said...

My favorite combo. Will try this version.

Daisy Blue said...

Sambar looks yummy with the idli Neethu.. I generally use idli rice for making idli..using raw rice alone is new to me :)

San!!! said...

Nothing would beat the taste of this sambar along with idli.Would like to have it with vada too.Fab click neethu n kudos for posting it.

Malar Gandhi said...

Its made for each other, looks superb:)

Rachana Kothari said...

Absolutely yummy Neetz!!! I love sambar and idli:)

Priya said...

Sambar and idli, authentic breakfast..looks yumm!

Krishnaveni said...

It looks yummy and delicious... my fav. great

J said...

perfect combo..

Rekha shoban said...

ente favourite sambhar anuu...really perfect combo with idly!

Gita said...

Sambar looks so good with the soft idlis....yummy :)

Siddhi S said...

wow nice sabhar...looks delicious with idlis

Padhu said...

Arachivitta sambar and idly are fantastic combo!

Limcy said...

Tried it & it was so tasty... keep up the gud work, Neetu

NIDHYA said...

This Sambar is my favorite for breakfast, lunch & dinner. I could eat with idli, dosa, rice, you name it..what else can i say..You made me hungry again. Looks finger-licking.

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sushamaa said...

no fermenting ???!!!!

Neetz said...

yes Sushma... i forgot to mention in the text/. thanks so much will update soon :)....

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