Idly Sambar

button idly with sambar

Sambar with Button Idly

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 4


  • 1/2 cup Toor Dal
  • 1/2 cup Chana Dal
  • 2 Green Chillies chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 2 sp Tamarind Paste
  • 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 2 sp grated Jaggery
  • 1 sp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 sp Sambar Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • For Popu :
  • 1/2 sp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 sp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 sp Methi Seeds
  • 2 Red Chillies crocked
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • 2 sp Oil


  1. Mix tamarind paste with two cups of water and keep aside.
  2. Wash and pressure cook the chana dal, toor dal along with chopped vegetables.
  3. Turn of the heat and let it cool, remove the lid and mash it.
  4. Heat oil in a pan add popu ingredients and fry, once done add tamarind extract, turmeric powder, sambar powder, red chilli powder and allow it to boil .
  5. Then add cooked dal mixture, salt, jaggery and mix well, let it boil for 5 mins on low flame.
  6. Now idly sambar is ready, turn off the heat and transfer into a serving bowl.
  7. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with tiffin items.
  8. Note: Tamarind is less for idly sambar than plain sambar




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1 Response

  1. Ravikiran says:

    yummy yummy idlys 🙂
    Please post more varieties

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