Cook Time :20 Min | Servings : 3 Persons

Sharing a very simple recipe prepared in Kongunadu area for idili/ dosas. Anyone from that area would definitely have tasted this.
Tomato Sambar/ Thakkali Sambar for Idli and Dosa

I get reminded of my home very much when ever I prepare this. I love this as a side for plain dosa.

Tomato Sambar/ Thakkali Sambar for Idli and Dosa

I sometimes grind tomatoes instead of chopping and frying. So try it both ways and see which you like best. Adding cloves and cinnamon is optional.

Ingredients :
Oil 3 tbsp
Mustard 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon Sticks 1 inch
Cloves 2 nos
Green Chili 3-4 nos
Curry Leaves 1 strand
Red Onion 1/2 no (medium)
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes 2 nos (medium)
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves 3 tbsp
To Grind:
Coconut 5 tbsp
Roased Chickpea 2 tbsp
Fennel Seeds 1 tsp
Poppy Seeds 3/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 5-6 leaves
Green Chili 2 nos
  1. Step 1

    Grind the items given in the “To Grind” section to a smooth paste. Chop onion, split open green chili. Chop coriander leaves.

  2. Step 2

    In a pan heat oil, add mustard when mustard splutters add the cinnamon, cloves, curry leaves and green chili. Add the onion and fry till translucent.

  3. Step 3

    Add the tomatoes, turmeric and cook until it’s soft. Add the ground paste and boil for 10 min in medium flame. Add the salt, coriander leaves at the end.

(*) Enjoy with plain dosa/ idili.