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Sambar Idly


Sambar Idly is my all-time favorite breakfast dish. Mostly kids love to have this sambar idly recipe, with a dollop of ghee/clarified butter.

Do check out my other breakfast recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/breakfast-dinner/. Let us move on to the recipe…

With a dollop of ghee/clarified butter

Sambar Idly with a dollop of ghee/clarified butter


  • Idly Batter – 2 cups
  • Mini Idly moulds with Idly steamer
  • Sambar – 3 cups
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander stalks – 2 nos


  • Pour in water and boil let the water boil in the idly steamer.
  • Grease the idly moulds, scoop in the batter with a spoon in the idly moulds.
  • Place it in the idly steamer, cover and cook for 7 to 10 mins.
  • Remove the lid, insert a toothpick in one of the idly and if the tooth pick comes out clean, then idly’s are cooked else cover and cook for few more mins.
  • Remove the idly’s to a small plate and pour in 2 laddles of hot sambar along with a tsp of ghee/clarified butter over the idly.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with sambar and chutney. I have accompanied it with hotel sambar and coriander chutney.