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Drumstick Sambar

Sambar_Drumstick_1 Sambar is a commonly used dish in south India. Sambar is an important menu at home and also served during marriage feast.

Serves: Six

Cooking time: approximately 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Toor dal or yellow split peas – 1 cup
  • Tamarind pulp or thick juice – 1 table spoon (or soak a small lemon size tamarind in ¼ cup of water for five minutes; squeeze and filter the juice)
  • Drumstick : 8 to 10 pieces
  • Sour Tomato – 1 no
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Curry leaves and coriander leaves – few
  • Asafetida powder (hing) – ½ tea spoon
  • Oil – 1 tea spoon
  • Green chilli – 2 no
  • Salt – according to taste
  • Sambar powder – 2 tea spoon full or
  • if you don’t have sambar powder, use items below
    • Turmeric powder – ¼ tea spoon
    • Red chilli powder –  1 tea spoon
    • Coriander powder –  2 tea spoon full
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds – ¼ tea spoon each
    • Red chilli – 1 no
    • curry leaves – few

Method

Step 1

  • Boil toor dal with ¼ tea spoon turmeric powder and a few drops of oil in a pressure cooker.
  • After cooling down, mash it and keep aside.

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Step 2

  • Chop drum stick,green chilli,onion,tomato and curry leaves.
  • Take 2 cup of water, add chopped vegetable and other chopped items.
  • Add sambar powder,salt,hing powder,and tamarind juice.
  • Boil this till the vegetables are soft and if necessary add more water to cook.
  • Now add mashed toor dal, cook for 5 minutes.

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  • Now give seasoning and serve hot.

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Tips:

  • Toor dal must be fully cooked and mashed.
  • Toor dal can be soaked for 30 minutes before pressure cooking.

Sambar can also be made with anyone or in combinations of the vegetables like: brinjal, radish, ash guard, beans, carrot, capsicum, potato.

Suitable for Rice, Idli, Dosa, Vada.

{ 1 comment… add one }

  • teenu December 31, 2010, 10:35 pm

    too good :)
    thanks

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