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Idli & Egg Sambar

While growing up, I rarely had idli sambar in my home. My mom would make it maybe once or twice a year. Recently, I found out that idli sambar is known to be India's most nutritious breakfast per Times of India. Idli is a savory rice cake made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented lentils and rice. Each plain idli has approximately 39 calories, 2 grams protein, 2 grams dietary fiber, 8 grams carbohydrates, and no fat. Sambar, is a lentil-based vegetable stew.

I usually don't add eggs in sambar and serve egg curry as a separate dish, but I like having eggs as part of a breakfast meal. I decided why not just add it to the sambar for some more protein.

I picked up some fresh vegetables from Patel Brothers on my day off. Vegetables that you don't traditionally find in a grocery store such as Parvar (pointed gourd), okra, drumsticks. I love how this came out and I will be making this again sometime!


veggies: potatoes, tomatoes, drumsticks, pointed gourd, okra…

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