Recipe for Bangalore Darshini style Sambar for idli dosa – Tangy, sweet, spicy and just right to dunk those soft idlis or crispy vadas and dosas into this sambar, and slurp it off the bowl. A blob of ghee takes it to another level. A keeper, this style of sambar doesn’t need a lot of vegetables and can be made quickly in 30 minutes.
Let me tell you something, the Darshinis (Small eateries that serve breakfast and snacks) in Bangalore have a distinct style of making sambar that is very different from the sambar anywhere else in Karnataka or elsewhere for that matter. And very few darshinis have that unique flavour which has been consistent over the years. My fav darshini is Shankar Narayana refreshments, J P Nagar which according to me serves the best chutney and sambar. Yes, the chutney is creamy, thick, slightly tangy and is the best ever, the sambar, needless to say is spicy, tangy, hot and when you dunk a crispy vada into it, you’ll feel a bite of heaven on your taste buds.
In most homes, the sambar is usually made using onions and potatoes, but this kinda Bangalore Darshini Style Sambar for Idli Dosa | Hotel Style Sambar requires just two veggies and toor dal, a bit of sambar powder and that secret ingredient(s) that makes it taste just like the one you get in hotels.
You can miss anything in this world but you can’t possibly miss not eating idli and sambar consistently for 10 days. You feel like you’ve lost a part of you 😛 Oh did you know? this sambar can be paired with this gluten free, vegan, Barnyard Millet idlis that can be made with just two ingredients. And also goes well with this creamy ridge gourd peel chutney
Get the best of both worlds with this amazing sambar recipe that you just don’t want to miss. The aroma of hing and the sambar powder mixture simmering in a hot pot and generously poured on steaming hot idlis and vadey is only something that needs to be slurped instantly. You can never get enough of it. Slurp Slurp Slurp!!
Bangalore Darshini Style Sambar for Idli Dosa | Hotel Style Sambar
Recipe for Bangalore Darshini style Sambar for idli dosa - Tangy, sweet, spicy and just right to dunk those soft idlis or crispy vadas and dosas into this sambar, and slurp it off the bowl. A blob of ghee takes it to another level. A keeper, this style of sambar doesn't need a lot of vegetables and can be made quickly in 30 minutes.
- The hing, cinnamon and clove give it a very distinct taste that is unbelievebly similar to the darshini style sambar.
- You can also use the ready made tamarind pulp if you don't have tamarind juice at home. Works equally well.
- You can also add the tamarind to grind directly with the ingredients under 'to grind' table, in case you don't have tamarind pulp at home or if you're too lazy to extract it 😛