Happy breakfasting my dear friends. This appealing hotel style idli sambar can make your breakfasting a happy affair for sure. I just ask myself what an average South Indian look for when he visits a hotel in the morning? It would be obviously Idli and Dosa according to me. Is it because our roots of taste has close association with such fermented breakfast? I wonder. When I say idli or dosa it can no longer taste delicious without a genuine, best pairing side dish. Idli can taste way long better with a best of best tiffin sambar or with an intense, exceptionally good coconut chutney. This is totally evident with me at least.
Many times my idli breakfast in the hotel wouldn’t give any food-joy or zing of food satisfaction in me just because of these side dishes. Am I getting too over board with my love towards idli sambar? Yes, I am. Because idli has been there in my food-heaven list since the day I ate it for the first time I guess. I don’t even remember when I ate it initially?? May be my solid food introduction as baby had begun with this yummy, soft idli. (I guess so!!)
Hotel style idli sambar is my latest obsession. I love idli like a crazy folk and can eat this awesomeness as breakfast on daily basis for years together. In reality, in all my schooling days idli was my only breakfast because my father had Hotel business. Right now, I don’t miss any opportunity to make my favorite food to taste at it’s best. Some how I try to recreate the hotel style idli sambar recipe that my father has owned. Roasting the onion slices with enough oil before including it in the sambar is what he defines his genuine recipe.
If you are like me, you love this kind of breakfast to fill your tummy. Dunking in idli pieces in bowlful of amazing sambar and making it’s journey to mouth a true BLISS.