Saturday, May 10, 2008


The best combination for Idli, Dosas and Appes is Sambar and Coconut Chutney.


2 cups toor dal
1/4 cup cubed (medium) mooli
1 medium sized tomato (chopped)
1 medium onion (chopped - optional)
8 drumsticks (6 inch length)
1/4 cup coconut
2-3 red chillies
small lemon size tamarind
4 tbsps jaggery (optional)
4 tbsps finely chopped cilantro leaves
Sambar powder
Salt to taste

  1. Pressure cook toor dal, mooli, tomatoes, onions and drumsticks with 4-5 cups of water. Soak tamrind in little water, mash it, and seperate the water.
  2. Grind coconut, red chilies and sambar powder with tamrind water.
  3. Heat the kadhai, pour the boiled dal and ther ingredients. Bring to a boil. Add the coconut mixture, jaggery and salt. Add the cilantro leaves. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Garnish with vaggarane. Serve hot with Idli, Dosa, Appes and Rice.

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