Toor dhal - 1/2 cup
Sambhar powder - 2 tablespoon
Grated coconut - 2 tablespoon
Curry leaves - 4 -5 leaves
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dhal - 1/2 teaspoon
Sambhar onions - 100 gms
Green chillies - 2
Tamarind - 2 tablespoon
Water - 1/2 cup
salt to taste
Step 1 : Cook 1/2 cup toor dhal till done and mash well.
Step 2 : Grind together 2 tbps sambhar pwd, 2 tbsps roasted grated coconut & few curry leaves to a smooth paste.
Step 3 : Heat 1 tsp oil in a kadai & season with 1/2 tsp each of mustard and urad dal & a sprig of curry leaves.
Step 4 : Add a handful of sambhar onions, 2 green chillies, & few curry leaves.Fry till you get a nice aroma.
Step 5 : Now add 2 tbsp of tamarind paste, a little water & salt to taste & cover & cook till the raw smell of the tamarind disappears.
Step 6 : Add the mashed dal & the ground paste & a little more water if required & bring to boil.
Step 7 : Simmer for a couple of minutes & serve hot with idlis.