Drumstick Sambar Recipe| Murungaikkai Sambar | Kuzhambu Varieties
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South Indian style aromatic sambar with drumsticks.
Recipe type: Gravy
Cuisine: South Indian
  • Drumsticks - 2 nos
  • Toor dal - ½ cup
  • Small onions - 10 nos
  • Tomato - 1 small
  • Green chillies - 2 splitted
  • Hing - ¼ tsp
  • Tamarind - big gooseberry sized
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Sambar powder - 2 heaped tsp
  • Water - as needed
  • Salt - as required
To Temper
  • Oil/ghee - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Red chillies - 2
  1. Take drumsticks and wash it twice in running water. Then chop them lengthwise. Pressure cook the toor dal in a small pressure cooker with hing and a cup of water for 3 whistles or until soft. Mash the cooked dal well with a laddle once pressure releases. Set aside. Peel the small onions and chop the tomatoes finely. Keep aside. Soak tamarind in warm water and extract the juice. Add 2 cups of water to the extracted tamarind. Keep it ready.
  1. Heat a tsp of oil in a kadai and small onions.Saute them well for 5 minutes or until they turn brown. Add tomatoes, green chillies and fry them until soft and mushy.
  2. Once the tomatoes are cooked well, add drumsticks and fry it for a minute. Then add sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt. Fry it for another minute. Then add tamarind water and mix it well. Bring it to a boil.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4
Recipe by GKFoodDiary - Homemade Indian Baby Food Recipes at https://gkfooddiary.com/drumstick-murungaikkai-sambar/