Murungaikai ( Drumstick) Sambar

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 2 - drumsticks (murungaikai) (normal size)
  • 200g - small(sambar) onions
  • Curry leaves, mustard seeds, for seasoning
  • lemon size tamarind
  • 2 - tomato (normal size)
  • Dal, a handful
  • 4tbsp - oil
  • To grind:
  • Asafoetida, a pinch
  • 5 - red chillis
  • 2 tbsp - kadalai paruppu (Bengal gram dal)
  • 4 tbsp - coconut grated
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • 1/4 tsp - fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - pepper

How to Make Murungaikai ( Drumstick) Sambar

  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a kadai and roast all the ingredients one by one till golden brown.
  • Grind the mixture with some water and make a paste. Heat the kadai with 4 tbsps of oil and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, onions (whole), drumstick (sliced into 2-inch long pieces).
  • Saute till the onion becomes golden brown in colour.
  • Prepare tamarind juice and add it to the kadai.
  • Add salt and allow to boil until the tamarind loses its raw smell.
  • Cook the dal separately in the rice cooker.
  • Add the ground mixture with this cooked dal.
  • Finally add the mixture to the kadai when the tamarind and drumstick gets fully cooked.
  • If the mixture is thick add some water and add curry leaves and boil for another 5 mins.
  • Spicy, drumstick sambar is ready. Serve with rice or idlis.