Idili Sambhar

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Idili Sambhar


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :20 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 50 Min


Serves : 4
  • 10-15 nos sambhar onions

  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida

  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

  • 15-20 nos curry leaves

  • 2 nos green chillies slit

  • 1 nos dried red chillies broken

  • 1 tbsp tamarind pulp

  • 1/2 cups split pigeon peas soaked

  • 4 tsp sambhar powder

  • 1 nos drumstick peeled

  • 1 nos potato peeled

  • 50 gms red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) peeled

  • 100 gms baingan

  • 1 tsp salt to taste

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 2 tbsp oil


  • Heat 2 cups water in a deep non stick pan.
  • Cut drumstick into 1 inch pieces and add to the pan.
  • Cube potato and red pumpkin and add along with salt.
  • Cover and cook till vegetables are cooked. Pressure cook dal with salt, turmeric powder and 1 cup water till 3-4 whistles are given out.
  • Open the lid of the cooker when the pressure reduces completely and mash the dal well. Heat oil in a deep non stick pan.
  • Slice sambhar Add asafoetida, mustard seeds, curry leaves and sambhar onions to the oil in the pan and sauté. Add green chillies and continue to sauté till fragrant.
  • Add red chilli and sambhar masala and mix and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add a little water and mix. Add dal and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the vegetables along with the water in which they were cooked and mix.
  • Add tamarind pulp and mix well. Adjust consistency by adding water as required.
  • Simmer for 4-5 minutes. Serve hot with hot idli or dosa.