Hotel saravana bhavan style idli sambar Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Hotel Saravana Bhavan style idli sambar is a popular South Indian dish that is loved by people of all ages. The idlis are soft and fluffy, while the sambar is a flavorful and tangy lentil soup. This dish is perfect for breakfast or as a light meal. The idlis are made from fermented rice and lentil batter, and the sambar is made from a variety of vegetables and spices. It is typically served with coconut chutney and ghee for a delicious and satisfying meal.

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Hotel saravana bhavan style idli sambar

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Ingredients for Hotel saravana bhavan style idli sambar Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Idli Batter': [' Rice
  • 0.13 cup Urad Dal
  • as required Water For Soaking And Grinding
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 0.13 cup Sambar': [' Toor Dal
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 0.06 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • as required A Few Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 Dried Red Chilies
  • 1/4 Onion, Chopped
  • 1/2 Tomatoes, Chopped
  • as required Assorted Vegetables
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sambar Powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon Tamarind Pulp
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as per your need Coriander Leaves For Garnish
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Chutney': [' Grated Coconut
  • 1/2 Green Chilies
  • 0.13 inch Ginger
  • as per your need A Small Handful Of Roasted Chana Dal
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as needed Water As Needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon For Tempering: Oil, Teaspoon Mustard Seeds, A Few Curry Leaves
  • as per your need Ghee': ['For Serving

Directions: Hotel Saravana Bhavan Style Idli Sambar Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.To make the idlis, soak rice and lentils overnight and grind them into a smooth batter. Ferment the batter for 8-10 hours.
  • STEP 2.Grease the idli plates with oil and pour the batter into each cavity. Steam the idlis for 10-12 minutes until they are cooked through.
  • STEP 3.To make the sambar, cook toor dal with water, turmeric powder, and salt until it is soft and mushy. In a separate pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, and dried red chilies. Add chopped onions, tomatoes, and vegetables of your choice. Cook until the vegetables are tender.
  • STEP 4.Add sambar powder, tamarind pulp, and salt to the cooked vegetables. Mix well and let it simmer for a few minutes. Finally, add the cooked dal and mix everything together. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • STEP 5.To serve, place a few idlis on a plate and pour sambar over them. Serve with coconut chutney and ghee on the side.

Cooking Tips

  • For soft and fluffy idlis, make sure the batter is well fermented. You can add a pinch of baking soda to the batter for extra fluffiness.
  • To enhance the flavor of the sambar, you can add a teaspoon of ghee while tempering the spices.
  • You can add a variety of vegetables like carrots, beans, and drumsticks to the sambar for added nutrition and taste.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover idlis can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Reheat them in a steamer or microwave before serving.
  • Leftover sambar can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat it on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • Serve the idli sambar hot with coconut chutney and ghee for a traditional South Indian breakfast or light meal.
calories per serving
6 g Fat6 g Protein15 g Carbs6 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
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  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp