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Andhra Idly with Tiffin sambhar ( Moong dal sambhar)

Andhra idly means, Preparing idly with using idly rawa. Idly is Andhra style and sambhar is Tamil Nadu style. So, this is a very good South Indian combination. For moong dal sambar, i cook the moon dal in pan itself. If we cook it in pressure cooker, the dal and the sambar will not be in good consistency. If we cook in pan, we can get good consistency for sambar. Idly is preparing with idly rawa and it is very soft and spongy.

Basic information :

Preparation time : 5 Mins
Cooking time : 20 Mins
Serve for : 4 Persons

Ingredients :

For idly :
Urad dal : 1 Cup
Idly rawa : 2 Cup
Salt : To taste
For sambar :
Moong dal : 100 Gm
Oil : 3 Tsp
Small onion : 1/2 Cup
Curry leaves : Few
Tomato : 1 No
Cumin seeds : 1 Tsp
Dry methy seeds : 1/4 Tsp
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Sambar masala : 1 Tsp
Green chilly : 1 No
Coriander leaves : Few
Asafoetida : 1/4 Tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/2 Tsp

Method :
Making idly :

Rinse the urad dal and soak for at least 1 hour. Soak the idly rawa in little water. After soaked well, grind the urad dal nicely as batter. Add soaked idly rawa and grind for another 3 minutes. Add salt and keep the batter for minimum 4-5 hours for foaming. After the batter foamed, using idly pot, bake spongy idlies.

Making sambar :

Heat 4 cups of water in a pot. Rinse the yellow moong dal and cook with adding asafoetida, termeric powder and 1/2 a teaspoon of oil.
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, methy seeds, mustard seeds. Add chopped small onion, green chilly, curry leaves and saute well.

Add chopped tomato and saute.

Add it in the cooked dal. Add sambar masala, salt and add water. mix it and cook till the raw smell goes.

After the sambar cooked well, transfer to the serving bowl and serve with hot idly.

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