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Tamilnadu Hotel Idli Sambar

Hotel Idli Sambar

Cuisine Style: Tamilnadu | Cooking Time: 45 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Take with: Idli, Dosa | Type: Breakfast Gravy

Though everyone hates hotel food some times we like it. I had lot of queries about Hotel Idli sambar. After research at home I found the Hotel Sambar recipe. Yes, it tastes like Hotel Idli sambar. Why dont you try?


  • Toor Dal -1 Cup
  • Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
  • Carrot-1/2 cup (Any vegetable at your choice)
  • Tomatos - 3 (Medium)
  • Asafoetida - a Pinch
  • Onion (small) - 10 (whole)
  • Jaggery -10 grams
  • Turmueric - tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Coriander Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil as needed

For seasoning

  • Mustard Seed-1 tsp
  • Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
  • Bengal Gram - 1 tbsp

For Grinding 1

  • Fenugreek - 2 tsp
  • Jeera - 2 tsp

For Grinding 2

  • Bengal Gram - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Seed- 2 tbsp
  • Red Chilly-1
  • (Tastes good when manual grinding)


  • Boil Toor dal and moong dal together in a pressure cooker (add pinch of turmueric and castar oil before boil) and once done smash and keep aside.
  • Dry roast Coriander Seed, Fenugreek and Jeera and grind to fine powder and keept it aside
  • Dry roast Bengal Gram, Coriander Seed, Red Chilly and grind to fine paste (add water to make fine paste while grinding)
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and put onions and fry till the raw smell goes off.
  • Then sprinke the Grinding 1 powder over the onion.
  • Sprinke Asafoetida and mix well.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Then put diced carrots and diced vegetable fry for 3 minutes.
  • Pour smahsed (gravy state add water accordingly) Toor dal and Moong dal into the pan.
  • Put the the Grinding 2 into the sambar and mix well.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Then add Jaggery to the samabr while boiling then stir well.
  • In a separate pan heat oil and put mustard seed, curry leaves, slit green chilli and wait to splutter.
  • Transfer the samber to this pan.
  • Decorate with finely chopped coriander leaves once done


  • If you are unable to grind the ingredients in the mixie as low in quantity use ammi (manual stone grinder)


  • This Hotel Sambar can be done without carrot or vegetables

How this hotel idli sambar recipe is Unique?

  • The fresh Ground 2 ingredients(Fenugreek,Jeera) gives the fresh taste.

I dont like it

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