Idli Ingredients

  • Parboiled rice - 3 cups
  • Black gram dal - 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for smearing moulds


  1. Soak the rice in water. Soak the black gram dal in water separately, And let both soak for a minimum of 4 hours.
  2. Thoroughly wash the black gram dal and grind adding water, Till the mixture is smooth, Light and frothy. Wash and grind the rice into a paste.
  3. Add salt to taste and mix thoroughly. Pour into a large bowl and allow to ferment overnight.
  4. Mix the batter again in the morning. Mix well. The batter should be thick like cake batter. Water may be added if it is too thick.
  5. Smear idli moulds with oil, and pour the batter in each of them till they are three quarters full. Steam the idlis in a pressure cooker for about 10 minutes. Note: Do not use the weight in pressure cooker as this is used for steaming purpose only. An automatic rice cooker with a tumbler of water poured in can also be used as a steamer
  6. Serve hot with chutney, molagapudi or sambhar.

Sambar Ingredients

  • 1 cup Moong dal
  • 1/4 cup Thoor dal
  • 5 Drumsticks(11/2 inch pieces)
  • 1 Carrot (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 1 Medium size brinjal (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 1 Potato (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1 Medium size tomato
  • 1 Medium size onion
  • 1 Coriander powder
  • 1/2 Chilli powder
  • 1/4 Turmeric powder
  • Salt for taste

For Tempering

  • 2tbsp Oil
  • 1 Chopped onion(chopped)
  • 1tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2tsp Urad dal
  • 3 Curry leaves


  1. In a pressure pan fry the moong dal for 6-7 mts.
  2. Add the thoor dal,vegetables,chopped tomato,chopped onion,green chillies.
  3. Pressure them till 2 whistle.Then, open the pan & add coriander powder,chilli powder,turmeric powder,salt & cook for 5 mts.
  4. Now,in a tempering vessel pre-heat the oil & splutter the mustard seeds,urad dal, curry leaves.
  5. Add the onion & fry the till gloden brown & add to the sambar.
  6. Sambar is ready serve with Idly & Dosa.

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