Hotel Sambar Recipe for idli dosa -Hotel Sambar-Restaurant Style Sambar recipe

(Last Updated On: January 31, 2018)

Hotel sambar recipe for idli, dosa and rice. This restaurant style sambar is flavorful, healthy and delicious. Today we will learn how to make hotel style tiffin sambar with step by step video in Hindi.

I have already posted simple instant sambar which can be made in 10 minutes. If you in jiffy this quick sambar comes out very handy. And it goes very well with rice, idli, dosa and vadas.

What is the difference in normal sambar and hotel sambar ?  We use same ingredients in making both the sambars. The only difference is the way of cooking them. While making normal sambar, we cook everything together and then put tadka. In hotel style sambar we cook veggies and dal separately and then combined them . At last put tadka.

If you always fail to make restaurant style sambar at home. This is the perfect recipe for you. Do try it and I am sure you will love it for sure. Enjoy hot hot hotel sambar with idli, vada or rice.

Hotel Style / Restaurant style Sambar recipe

Hotel Idli Doda Sambar Recipe-Hotel Sambar-Restaurant Style Sambar recipe
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Hotel Sambar : delicious restaurant style sambar goes very well with idli, vada and rice
Recipe type: tiffin lunch dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3-4 people
  • Tuvar dal or arhar dal or pigeon peas: ½ cup
  • Radish small size: 1 cut in pieces
  • Carrot: 1 small size cut in small slices
  • Eggplants: 2 small size sliced
  • Baby onions or shallots: 8-10
  • Tomatoes chopped: 2 large size
  • Sambar masala: 2 tbsp
  • Tamarind paste: 1 tbsp
  • Hing: 1 big pinch
  • Green chilly: 2
  • Curry leaves: 16-18
  • Mustard seeds: 2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana): ½ tsp
  • Coconut paste or fine grated coconut: 1tbsp
  • Jaggery or gud: 1 tsp
  • Fine chopped green coriander leaves: 2-3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Red whole chilli: 3
  • Turmeric powder or haldi powder: ½ tsp
  • Water
  • Oil
  1. Making daal:
  2. Pressure cook daal with 2 cups of water. Take atleast 5-6 whistels.
  3. When pressure cooker cools down, open the cooker and mash the daal with ladle.
  4. Daal should be in a form of paste.
  5. Keep the daal aside.
  6. Now take a wide and deep pan.
  7. Pour 2 tbsp of oil in it.
  8. As the oil gets hot add hing, mustard seeds, 1 tsp of mustard seeds, green chilly, 8 curry leaves.
  9. Cook for few seconds.
  10. Now add small onions and mix well.
  11. Cook the onions for a minute.
  12. Stir in eggplants, carrots and radish, salt and turmeric powder and mix them well.
  13. Cook the vegetables for 2 minutes.
  14. Now add chopped tomatoes, give it a stir and cook the veggies again for 2 minutes.
  15. Now add 1½ cup of water, sambar masala and cover the pan.
  16. Cook vegetables till they are soft but not mushy.
  17. Now add cooked daal, coconut, jaggery and tamarind pulp.
  18. Mix them well and add 2 cups of water.
  19. Let the sambar boil for at least 8-10 minutes.
  20. Keep stirring it after every few minutes.
  21. After 10 minutes add coriander leaves and switch off the stove and keep sambar aside.
  22. Now lets make tadka for sambar.
  23. for this take small tadka pan and add 1 tbsp oil.
  24. Now add whole red chiily and cook the chillies till they are crisp.
  25. Now add mustard seeds and switch off the heat.
  26. Add curry leaves and mix everything.
  27. Add this hot tadka to sambar and boil sambar once again.
  28. Hotel style sambar is ready to serve.

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