Hotel Style Sambar – Mini Idli Sambar – South Indian Recipes

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Hotel Style Sambar


For Masala
Gram Dal – 1 tsp
Urad Dal – 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds – 2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Red Chili – 5 nos
Shallots – 4 nos
Asafoetida Powder – 1/2 tsp
Grated Coconut – 3 tbsp
Powdered Jaggery – 1 tbsp
Soaked Tamarind – 1 tbsp

For Cooking Dal
Toor Dal – 1/2 cup
Moong Dal – 1/4 cup
Tomato – 2 nos(chopped)
Green Chili – 2 nos
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder – 1 tsp

For Cooking Sambar
Shallots – 1 cup
Drum Sticks – 1 no(pieces)

For Tempering
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Red Chili – 2 nos
Asafoetida Powder – 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves

Shallots Sambar Recipe:
Masala Sambar Recipe:

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes


1. Roast all the masala ingredients in some ghee
2. Cool down the mixture and add jaggery, salt, and tamarind puree
3. Grind it to a fine paste
4. Pressure cook the dal, tomatoes, green chilies, turmeric powder and chili powder for about 4-5 whistles
5. In a saucepan, add ghee and saute shallots and drumstick
6. Add water and cook the shallots and drumstick for about 10 minutes
7. Add the masala paste and let it boil
8. After it boils, add the cooked dal and some water
9. Add salt according to your taste
10. Heat some ghee and add the tempering ingredients
11. Pour the tempered ingredients onto the sambar.
12. Hotel-Style Sambar is ready to be served now



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