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Jul 1, 2014

Mini Idli Sambar Recipe / Ghee Idli Sambar Recipe / Idli Sambar Recipe / Idli & Sambar Recipe

I bought mini idly pan ages ago, but believe it or not i have not used it even once. Couple days back, when i was organizing my cupboard, i found these cute little moulds. Immediately took it out and made this beauties..I have plans to make so many mini idli recipes using that like pepper idly, chilli idly, podi idli and stuffs like that..Will share all those in the coming sessions..

GHEE over soft mini idlies and piping hot sambar is like heaven. Love it to the core..This has become my hubby's favorite..So try this out and let me know how it turned out for you..In the mean time check out my kaima idly recipe and chilli idly recipe..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Idli Batter as needed
Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - 1/2 cup
Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu - 1/2 cup
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 5 peeled
Tomato - 1 large chopped
Green Chilli - 2 slit
Curry leaves - a sprig
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Sambar Powder - 2 to 3 tblspn or to taste (Check notes)
Salt to taste
Jaggery / Sugar - 1 tblspn or to taste
Tamarind Pulp - 2 tblspn or to taste
Coriander Leaves - 4 tblspn finely chopped
Pure Ghee few tsp for serving

For Seasoning:
Oil / Ghee - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -1  tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp


Take moong dal, toor dal, shallots, tomatoes, chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder in a pressure cooker. Cover it with water and pressure cook it for 4 whistle, simmer the stove for 5 mins. Turn the heat off and let the pressure go all by itself. Open the cooker and mash the whole thing. 

Now put the cooker back on stove. Add some water to sambar powder and make it into a paste. Now Add the sambar powder mix into the cooker and mix well.

Add in salt, jaggery and tamarind pulp into the sambar and mix well.

Let this simmer for around 10 mins.

Now heat oil or ghee for tempering. Crackle mustard, cumin and asafoetida. Pour this whole thing into the sambar and mix well.

Garnish with coriander leaves and mix well.

Now lets make idlies. Take mini idli mould and grease it with some oil. Spoon idli batter into the moulds. Steam this in idli cooker for 5 mins to untill done.

Dip a spoon in some water and remove the idlies from the mould. 

Take the idlies in a bowl, ladle the sambar over it, drizzle in ghee and enjoy hot..


If you dont have sambar powder, mix a tblspn of chilli powder, 2 tblspn of coriander powder and a tsp of cumin powder to make homemade instant sambar powder.

Take moong dal and toor dal in a pressure cooker

wash it well. and cover with water

Add in peeled shallots

roughly cut tomatoes

some curry leaves

couple of slit green chillies

some turmeric powder

Mix it once

cover it up

Pressure cook it
While it is cooking, lets make idlies

Brush your mini idly moulds with some oil

take some idly batter

spoon it in each mould

now place in steamer

Steam for 5 mins

Dip a spoon in some water

and remove the idlies..This will help in easy removal of idlies

just like that

Now the dal is cooked completely

Place it back on heat

Take your sambar powder

add some water and make into a slurry

pour that mix in

add some salt

add a small piece of jaggery or some sugar

pour in tamarind pulp..Mix well and let it simmer for a while

Now make tempering by heating oil or ghee

add mustard seeds

cumin seeds


pour the seasoning in

give a good stir

add in lots of chopped coriander leaves

Mix well...Sambar done..
Now place some idlies in a bowl

ladle over lots of sambar

drizzle in a tsp of pure ghee


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