Idlis, served with piping hot sambar, makes a complete breakfast or an evening snack option.
To make idlis, first, prepare a greased idli tray with 1 tsp oil.
Pour batter into the tray carefully into each mold.
Put the loaded tray into the idli stand.
Cover and steam cook the idlis.
Remove and let hot steam escape.
You may mix white sesame seeds in the batter for a nutritional twist.
To prepare sambhar, in a saucepan, add 1 tbsp tamarind pulp, 7 drumsticks, 1/4 cup each of diced capsicum, brinjal, and 3 tbsp chopped tomato.
Add 1 tsp sambhar powder, 1/4th tsp salt, 1 cup water, mix, and cook well.
Add 1/4th tsp haldi,1 cup cooked tur dal and mix well.
To temper sambhar, heat 1 tsp oil.
Add 1/4th tsp each of rai, hing, red chilly and 12 leaves of kadi patta.
Saute well, add tempering in the sambhar.
Garnish with 1 tsp chopped coriander leaves and 2 tsp grated fresh coconut.
Add mixed white and black sesame seeds and mix well.