Lentil Curry with Savoury Steamed Cakes (Idil Sambar)



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Idil Sambar is a traditional South-Indian breakfast made with fluffy soft idil (savoury steamed cake), served with hot sambar (a tangy vegetable lentil curry). The idil is made with rice and whole urad dhal (black lentils) and fenugreek. The curry is made with mixed vegetables, mustard seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, asafoetida, sambar powder, toor dal and tamarind.

  • £10 - serves one as a main
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
  • Consists of three idil (savoury rice cakes) and curry
  • Hot in temperature, please specify if you would like it mild
  • Served warm and ready to eat, or you can let it cool, refrigerate and reheat yourself at a later time.

Please specify in the order notes if you have any special requests.


celery | cereals containing gluten | crustaceans | eggs | fish | lupin | milk | molluscs | mustard | tree nuts | peanuts | sesame seeds | soybeans | sulphites
Disclaimer: Allergens present will be highlighted in bold. As our food is prepared in home kitchens, it cannot be guaranteed to be 100% free of any potential allergen. Please contact the cook for questions.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Delicious South Indian food!

    I was really excited to try some of Bijin's food because I am travelling to South India later this year. I was having some friends over who are vegetarian, so I ordered a selection of the masala's with appam, as well as a vegetable biryani and the prawn curry with rice (for me!) The vegetable masala's were so flavourful, and the appam made a unique, but very delicious change to eating curry with rice. The prawn curry was a real highlight for me though, Bijin knows how to cook seafood so beautifully! It was quite spicy (which we loved!), but if you prefer your curries milder, make sure to let Bijin know.