Recipe – Drumstick Sambar

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Ingredients

  • Toor dal: 1 Cup
  • Water: 3 Cup
  • Salt 1 1/2 teaspoon or to taste
  • Drumstick – 10-12, cut into pieces lengthwise
  • Tomato – 2, chopped
  • Onion: 1 small, chopped
  • Curry Leaves: 4-5
  • Dried Red chili: 1
  • Garlic cloves: 3-4, chopped
  • Ginger: 1 inch piece, chopped
  • Oil: 1 Tablespoon
  • Mustard Seeds: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder (Haldi): 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Sambar powder: 2 Tablespoon
  • Tamarind paste: 1 Tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tablespoon, chopped

Method

  • Wash the dal 2-3 times and soak in water for 10 minutes.
  • Pressure cook the dal with 2 cup of water, 1 teaspoon salt and turmeric powder on high flame for 3 whistles.
  • After the steam goes, open the cooker. Using a wooden hand blender mix the dal. Keep the cooked dal aside.
  • In a pot, heat 1 tablespoon oil and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add curry leaves, red dried chili, garlic cloves, ginger, onion and sauté till onions are light brown.
  • Add tomato and sambar powder. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the drumstick pieces and 1 cup of water.
  • Cover and cook for 6-7 minutes.
  • Add the cooked dal and tamarind paste. Mix well. Adjust the consistency of the dal using water.
  • Let it boil for 7-8 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add coriander leaves and serve.
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