Idli sambar

tiffin sambar


Beans -250 grams

Toor dal /Moong dal-1 cup

Onion-1 medium/Shallots-10


Green chillies-2

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves




Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Asafoetida/hing- 1pinch

Sambar powder-1 tsp


For the Tempering/Tadka:

Mustard-1/4 tsp

Urad dal-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Red chillies -4

Fenugreek seeds-1 pinch

Curry leaves


Preparation method

  1. Wash and clean the toor dal or moong  dal,  add 1:2 ratio of water.
  2. Add turmeric powder, cumin seeds, hing  and  2 garlic cloves
  3. Cook it in a pressure cooker For the 3 to 5 whistles.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, red chillies and curry leaves.
  5. Once they spluttered, add onions or shallots, green chillies and sauté it
  6. Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, sambar powder, hing, salt and cook it until oil floats out.
  7. Add chopped beans sauté it For the 5 min
  8. Add cooked dal and cook it For the 12 mins in a low flame.
  9. Add fresh coriander leaves and serve it hot.