Sambar idlis or 17 idlis can be seen in every menu card of south indian hotels . Particularly in Tamil nadu all major restaurants has this menu. I remember those I had in HSB chennai. They are cute rice dumplings dancing in a pool of sambar. Mini idlis are my son's favourites.
Sambar idlis are quick and easy break fast. The average preparing time is half an hour.Lets just get into the recipe of sambar.
I have taken 1/2 a cup of moong dal,a medium sized onion, 1 tomato and 9 green chillies .
For tampering i have taken 3 to 4 red chillies, 1 tsp of mustard seeds, 1 tsp of cumin seeds, some curry leaves and cilatnro for garnishing.
Chop the onions, tomatoes and slit the chillies.
Add all the ingredients with a pinch of turmeric in a pressure cooker and cook until 3 whistles. When the whistle is released , take a hand mixed and mix it well , so that all the ingredients are smashed well.
In a heated pan, add mustard seeds,cumin seeds , hing,curry leaves and transfer the mixture into the pan. Let it get into a boil and add salt to taste .
Garnish it with cilantro and serve it with idlis in a cup. Kids will enjoy the mini idlis swimming in a pool of sambar.