Mini idli sambar, the perfect bite size small idlis dipped into the hot vegetable sambar is the perfect combo to serve in the breakfast or lunch. Mini idli is the smaller version of soft and spongy round shaped steamed regular rice idli, also known as button idli and cocktail idli. The taste and procedure to make this snack are exactly the same as we make traditional rice idli except for the idli mould (idli stand) used to make this has smaller round shapes.These perfect bite size small idlis can be easily dipped into the sambar and so they are perfect to serve to kids in the lunchbox. Not only that, just mix them with the tempering mixture (tadka) of mustard, curry leaves and cumin seeds like rava dhokla and they are ready to serve in the breakfast with a cup of tea or to pack in the kids lunchbox. If the idli batter is ready, then it would hardly take 15-20 minutes to make the mini idlis at home by following this illustrative recipe with step by step photos.