Also known as: Madras Ratna Cafe Idly-Sambar, Vellore Palace Cafe Idly-Sambar, tiffin: idly-sambar
Two Idlies and Bucket Sambar. Hotel Style Idly Sambar. Tamil Nadu Idly-Sambhar. Restaurant Special Idly Sambar.
After a long break, I am finally back to Oxford! I have traveled a lot this year, besides have been shuttling back and forth from Mississippi to Tennessee for the last couple of months. Oh man, I can’t take anymore trip…I am sick as a dog. Wish, I could lie down…without moving a finger. Anyhow, need to focus on something though!
Well, coming on to my today’s recipe…nothing fancy, but a very classy Tamil dish. Yes, quintessential breakfast to every Tamil family. Though, this particular combination is very close to my heart…I have never attempted to prepare it, here at Oxford. Hmmm, mainly because of lack of all the essential ingredients. Its never the same! Whenever a particular ethnic dish is taken out of its territory…it undergoes a series of change. Clearly, I feel terroir (taste of a place) plays an important role in enhancing the flavor and emotions associated with it.
As I was browsing through my older files…I came across at these pictures. I had prepared this for my folks, last year…when I visited India:) Indeed, a virtual treat to my sore eyes:)