Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tomato Sambar for Idli/Dosa | Side Dish for Idli Dosa

This Tomato sambar is an easy-to-make and a perfect side dish for idli and dosa. Always a staple side dish at our home this is a simple sambar which can be done in less than 30 minutes. Made using the freshest ingredients, it is an all-time favorite. This also makes an excellent combo for parotta.
Ingredients:
Tomato - 1 - chopped fine
Onions - Chopped - 1 cup
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Salt - to taste
Make a paste:
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Roasted gram dhal/pottukadalai - 2 tbsp
Cloves - 3
Cinnamon - 1" piece
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp or 3/4 tsp (based on spice level)
Coriander seeds  - 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes - 2
Method:
Grind together the ingredients under 'Make a Paste' in a blender/mixie. No need to add any water as the juice in the tomatoes would be enough to give the consistency. Heat oil in a wide pan, and add the mustard seeds to splutter. Throw the curry leaves in, followed by the chopped onions. Fry until the onions turns translucent and add the chopped tomatoes and fry until mushy. Now add the ground paste and 3 cups of water. Add salt and allow it to boil until the raw smell of the gram dhal disappears. Serve hot with steamed idlis or crispy dosas.
Tip: You may ignore adding the chopped tomatoes while frying and add it while grinding the masala.

33 comments:

  1. Sounds good. Am I correct in assuming that Roasted gram dhal/pottukadalai are the same gram that we call puthnae?

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  2. Delicious and comforting sambhar :)

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  3. Sambar is my all time fav !! nice and different version of sambar !! love to have with idlis !!

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  4. Nice and tangy sambar. Perfect to have with idly/rice

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. It sounds very delicious and yummy. I love the tangyness of tomatoes. Lovely recipe.

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  6. perfect side dish for dosa and love the way u made this

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  7. Perfect sambar,tangy and delicious..yum

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  8. Perfect with idli or dosa....looks so so delicious..loved the color too

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  9. Looks so hearty n delicious ~ nice combo of spices!
    US Masala

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  10. Perfect & a delicious accompaniment for idlis & dosas!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  11. I call this kurma.. looks beautiful Krithi..AM so gonna make this for dinner..Beautiful clicks too..

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  12. Thanks for the reply Kirti. It is exactly as I thought. Lovely sambhar that I will be trying out soon.

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  13. sambar is my fav curry....i can eat it just like that...without rice or idli or dosa...hv never tried this version....would love to. :)

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  14. Love the sambhar...I will try this soon..
    Bhalo Khabo

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  15. Wowwwwwwww.. Delicious and perfect sambar.. looks absolutely invting Krithi.. Love the preparation and presentation.. Gr8 job dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  16. Tangy and yummy sambar. Never tried ur version...

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  17. I can have tow more idlies or dosas with this beautiful sambar, simply inviting..

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  18. Delicious sambar..perfect with idili..Just love it!

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  19. Sambar looks yum and tangy.Super inviting.

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  20. Perfect sambar,tangy and delicious..yum

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  21. delicious n lovely sambhar..

    Ongoing Event at Good Food:
    COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

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  22. wow, that is such an amazing recipe, so very new. Love the idea :)

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  23. OMG.. these are so very cute.. love your filling too..

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  24. Delicious sambar...A perfect dish for dosas..

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  25. Looks clean and great with ghee dosas :))

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  26. Tomota is a staple at my place too - my young boy needs this for lunch and he's such a fussy eater! I'm loving the sound of this easy sambar. Will sure try this version soon!

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  27. This is excellent . I was looking for a tomato sambar recipe. Thanks for sharing :)
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  28. Looks so tempting sambar...Perfect for idli...

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  29. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It was so easy to make and yummy :)

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    1. Thank you for trying it Shalu.. Glad you loved it..

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