Sunday, January 3, 2016

Idly, sambar , chutney n Milagai Podi ...served on a plantain leaf ! typical south Indian style .

Idly, sambar , chutney n Milagai  Podi ...served on a plantain leaf ! typical south Indian style  

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  • Urid dhal-1cup
  • Idly rice rawa- 2 cups 
  • Salt to taste 


Soak urid dhal for 4 hours n then grind it to a fine paste .. remove the ground batter ,add the idly rawa , salt n ferment overnight . mix the batter with hands )

Grease an idly mould ... pour in the batter n steam for 10 to 20 mts till done . 

Mixed Vegetable Sambar 

  • Mixed vegetable's  - Drumstick pieces, Brinjal , beans, capsicum, semebadane ) any veg can be added of one's choice... 2 cup's 
  • Thur Dhal- 1/2 cup
  • Onion ..1 
  • Tomatoes-1
  •  Sambar Powder- 2 tsp
  • Tamarind - marble size
  • Hing /Asafoetida- a pinch
  • Salt to taste 


  • Oil-1tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves-  1 sprig


  • Coriander leaves


Wash and chop vegetables to 2 inch big pieces . 
Soak Thur dhal for 10 mts n then pressure cook it n churn it well . 

Boil vegetables , chopped onion n chopped tomatoes 
Soak tamarind in water for 20 mts n extract juice n to it add sambar powder n mix well .

In a vessel add the cooked stuffs , tamarind sambar powder mix n salt . cook well , Add hing water . mix well . Then do the seasoning  n then garnish .

Coconut Chutney !
  • Grated coconut-1 cup
  • Green chillies -2 or 3 according to the taste  
  • Tamarind-tamarind seed size 
  • salt to taste 


  • Oil-1 tsp
  • Mustard-1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves -1 sprig 

Grind grated coconut , green chillies n salt to a paste .Remove it n dilute it with little water  n season it !   

Milagai Podi !  
1Cup-dry red chilly 
1/2 cup -Chana Dhal
1/2 cup-urid dhal
Hing-1/4 th tsp
oil-1 tsp 
salt to taste 

In a kadai add oil , n fry hing, remove it n then fry separately red chillies, chana dhal n urad dhal .. cool and then grind all these to a fine powder ,finally add salt n grind for a minute in air tight bottle .

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