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Easy chutney and sambar for idlis, wadas and dosas

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Rated 2 based on 100 votes
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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How to Make

  • For the sambar:
  • Boil the dal, vegetables, tomatoes and salt with enough water in a pressure cooker for 1 whistle
  • When it cools, open the cooker and let it simmer.
  • Add half of the turmeric, red chilli powder, asafoetida and sambar powder.
  • Strain the tamarind pulp into this mixture and simmer.
  • In a pan, heat oil, splutter mustard seeds, reduce the flame and add the curry leaves, cumin and red chillies and add the remaining half of all the powders and the coriander powder.
  • Keep stirring and add a little water and fry for 15 secs.
  • Add this to the simmering curry and let it cook for 5 mins.
  • For the peanut chutney:
  • Grind the nuts, onions, coconut, cumin and pepper to a paste with a little water.
  • In a pan, heat oil and add the rest of the chutney ingredients - fry well for a minute on medium heat.
  • Add the ground paste, 2 tbsp at a time and fry well. Add salt to taste and a pinch of sugar.