Mini Idli & Pearl Onion Sambar

Mini Idli & Pearl Onion Sambar


Mini Idli & Pearl Onion Sambar

Mini Idli is very soft and very easy to eat, one of the main reasons why kids love it, and it’s very attractive to look at, very addictive for kids, once had they always would want to have more. Its also popular among adults for its taste with sambar and the ease of eating. Let’s see how to make Mini idli and Pearl Onion Sambar.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Kalyon Subbarao


Ingredients and Utensils Required:

For Mini Idli

  • 4 Cups of Idli Batter
  • Mini Idli Stand/Plates
  • Steamer

For Pearl Onion Samabar

  • ½ Cup Tuvar Dal/Arahar Dal
  • 200 Gms Sambar Onion/ Pearl Onion
  • 1 no Tomato Finely Diced
  • 2 to 3 nos Kokum Leaves
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • 3 tsp Samabar Powder
  • ½ tsp Chilli powder

For Tempering

  • ½ tsp Mustard
  • ½ tsp jeera
  • ½ tsp Urad dal
  • ½ tsp Chana Dal
  • 4 to 5 nos Curry Leaves
  • 2 nos Dry Red Chilies


How to Make Mini Idli & Pearl Onion Samabar

For Mini Idli

  1. Put the steamer on heat with one glass of water, meanwhile start filling the greased mini idli mould and keep it in the steamer.
  2. Steam it for around 7 minutes, not more than 7 minutes otherwise idli tends to become hard. Rest it for some time.
  3. Scoop out the idli’s with a spoon. Take the serving vessel and arrange the idli’s.
  4. Take the idli in desired vessel or plate and serve it with Samabar. Either of the Sambar or idli should be hot, as the idli doesn’t absorb the Samabar.

For Onion Sambar

  1. Cook the dal with water, turmeric and salt in pressure cooker for 4 to 5 whistles. Let the cooker cool and remove the dal and keep it aside.
  2. Take the peeled pearl onions, diced tomatoes, the dry masalas and salt (expect Sambar powder) and cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Let the cooker cool, one can prepare onion sambar in the cooker itself.
  3. Once the cooker is cool remove the lid and add the cooked dal and mix it thoroughly, now take tempering pan, heat oil and add the items mentioned in the tempering pan in the same order. Add the tempering to the sambar mixture and cook for time until you achieve the desired consistency.
  4. Serve pearl onion sambar to the mini idli and enjoy…!

Recipe Notes

For Idli Batter please click here: how to make idli batter

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