27 February, 2011

Idli - Coconut Chutney-Sambar

  1. Idli rice-3cup
  2. Urad dal-1 cup
  3. Methi seeds-1tablespoon
  4. Poha(Aval)-1 fistfull
Idli batter can made with out Poha/Aval also,but adding Poha/aval we'll get very soft idly.
  • Wash dal and rice in running water.
  • Soak Urad dal and Methi seeds Together.soak rice in separate bowl for 4-5hrs.
  • Soak poha before 10 to Grind.
  • After 4 hrs drain all soaked water,first grind Urad dal/methi seeds with enough water.dont add more water.make a smooth soft batter.
  • Add poha and grind well.Transfer the batter in to Container
  • Grind rice, not a smooth paste.little course consistency.
  • Now mix both batter with salt and mix well with hand.
  • Allow the batter to ferment for 8-10hrs in worm place.(can keep inside oven)
  • After that mix well the batter with spoon.Now grease idli plates with oil r ghee&pour in idli plates.
  • Steam it for 10-15 mns then take out idly from the pan.
  • Idli's r ready to serve.
Coconut Chutney:

  1. Coconut-1/2cup
  2. Daliya/Pottukadali-1/4 cup
  3. Green chilly-1
  4. Garlic- 1
  5. Salt.
  6. Water
  1. Mustard-1/2teaspoon
  2. Channa dal-1/2 teaspoon
  3. Jeera-1/2teaspoon
  4. Oil-1teaspoon
  5. Curry leaves.
  1. Grind all ingredients in enough water.this'a the chutney,transfer this in to bowl.
  2. Heat a pan for seasoning adding 1teaspoon of oil .Add one by one dont allow to burn.pour, top of the chutney.
  3. Garnish with Cilantro ready to serve.
Can use red chilly instead of green chilly.


  1. Thoor dal-1/2 cup
  2. Tomato-1no chopped
  3. Tamarind-1lemon size
  4. Turmeric powder/salt
  5. Vegetable-2 cups(cut in to big piece)
  6. Cilantro
To grind:

  1. Coconut-2tablespoon
  2. Red chilly-3nos
  3. Urad dal-1/2teaspoon
Roast the all three in 1teaspoon of oil and grind with water.fine paste.


  1. Mustard-12/teaspoon
  2. Jeera-1/2teaspoon
  3. Hing-pinch
  4. Curryleaves
Pressue cook the dal in 1 and half cup of water,adding turmeric powder.You can use any sambar vegetables.Soak tamarind in hot water for 15 mns.Take out all the juice,by adding 1 cup of water little by little.
This  recipe i got it from one cook book.it's really tasted good with idli.

  1. Take a pan and heat tamarind juice.now add tomatos,Vegetables,turmeric powder cook till vegetable gets soft.
  2. Now add grounded mixer,and salt..give a very fine mix.
  3.  Add dal in to it.mix well
  4. Heat oil for seasoing.add ingredients one by one,transfer this in to sambar.
  5. Granish with cilantro ready to serve with Idly and Dosai.

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