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Udupi Style Sambar [Darshini Style]

Udupi Sambar - Sambar is a South Indian originated dish. Made of Toor Dal/Moong Dal along with a choice of vegetables is a great source of protein. Its consumed as a staple and is very filling. Sambar is tasty, tangy, flavorful, and a great accompaniment for rice and idlies. Ingredients [to serve 4]: Toor Dal - 1 cup [appx. 60gms] Vegetables - Drumstick, Shallots, Brinjal and Tomatoes [Big chunks] Tamarind pulp - a lemon sized Jaggery - as per requirement Curry leaves - 1-2 sprigs Coriander leaves - for garnishing Salt to taste. Ingredients For the spice or masala-  Byadgi Chillies - Also called as Kashmiri Chilli is used for giving a bright red colour to the dish.. Its less pungent than the other chillies available like Guntur Chilli.A pic of Byadgi -  for this recipe we need about 6-7 [upto 10 for those who like the sambar spicy] turmeric - a pinch Dhaniya - 3 tbsp Jeera - 1 tsp Channa Dal - 3 tsp Urad Dal - 1 1/2 tsp Hing - a good pinch Poppy Seeds - 2


Mallige [Rice] Idly -Rice Idly is a staple across India. Though a breakfast dish, it can be eaten anytime of the day. Mallige in Kannada Language means "Jasmine". This term has been given to the humble  idly as it turns out very soft and looks very white just like the flower. It originated from Mysore - a royal city in Karnataka known for its pioneering recipes and Mallige Idly is one of the very popular ones. Its light and easy to digest and tastes great with sambar or various chutneys like the tomato/coriander/pudina/coconut chutneys. Generally Mallige idly is made from Suji or Semolina but i have used rice and its got a unique aroma to it. INGREDIENTS [to make around 30 idlies] : Urad dal - 1 cup [appx. 200 gms] Dosa or Idly rice - 2 cups [appx. 400 gms] Freshly Cooked rice - 3/4th cup [appx. 150gms] - Key ingredient! This is the item which makes all the difference in this recipe! Salt - To taste. [ Handy Tip : its a good idea to keep the idlies lightly salted as