Ghee Idli

A good preparation for breakfast. A treat for Idli & Sambar fans.
Preparation time: 30 minutes

  • Idli batter.
  • 1 Cup Moong Dal (Paasi paruppu or split green gram)
  • 1/2 cup assorted vegetables like tomatoes, carrot, beans or potatoes.
  • 1 spoon Sambhar powder
  • 1/4 spoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 spoon mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • 3-4 Red chillies
  • 2 cups water.
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee or butter.
How to make:

Quick Sambar :
  • Heat 2 tsps oil in a pressure pan, and splutter mustard seeds in it. 
  • Now add turmeric powder,curry leaves and red chillies and fry for half a minute.
  • Now add the assorted vegetables and saute for a while.
  • Then add moong dal, after washing it thoroughly.
  • Add 2 cups water ( you can add more water if you want dilute sambar).
  • Add sambar powder and salt to taste.
  • Mix well.
  • Close the pan and pressure cook for around 20 minutes.
  • Sambar is ready.
Ghee Idli :
  • Make small idlis out of the batter.
  • In a bowl, place 4-5 idlis, and coat them with ghee or butter.
  • Now add the sambar as prepared above, and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot!

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