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Drumstick sambar

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves:6
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1.25 cup - Toor Dal
  • 1/4 cup or less - Tamarind extract
  • 1 - medium Onion
  • 2 - medium Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup - beans, chopped into 1 inch size
  • 1/2 cup - radish, chopped
  • 1/4 cup - carrot, chopped
  • 1 - drumstick, chopped and boiled in salt water
  • 1/2 cup - bottle gourd, chopped
  • 3 tbsp - sambar powder
  • To taste - salt
  • 3/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1 big stalk - Curry leaves
  • 2 pinches - asafoetida/hing
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - Methi seeds
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • 2 tsp - Sugar (optional)

How to Make

  • Cook dal in a pressure cooker with 1 tomato and a little bit of haldi.
  • Take a big vessel and pour oil in it and add mustard, cumin, methi seeds.
  • The flame should be low, so that the seasoning is not burnt.
  • When they splutter, add hing and curry leaves.
  • Now add all the vegetables along with haldi, salt and stir well.
  • After 5 mins, add water and allow the vegetables to cook.
  • When it starts boiled, leave it for 10-15 mins or till the vegetables get cooked.
  • Vegetables should not get too soft or mushy.
  • When dal is cooked, mash it well and add the vegetables mixture in it. Mix well.
  • Now pour tamarind water, 1 cup of water and salt, according to taste, in the cooker.
  • Mix and allow to boil for 5 mins.
  • Mix the sambar powder with some water and pour it into the cooker.
  • Leave for another 3-4 mins.
  • If more water or powder is required, add it.
  • If the sambhar is sour then add some sugar.
  • Remove and serve delicious sambar with hot rice, papad and pickles.