Drumstick Sambar Recipe

Ingredients for preparing Drumstick Sambar

  • Drumstick – 2 to 4
  • Tomato – 1
  • Shallots – Handful
  • Green Chillies – 2
  • Curry leaves and coriander leaves – few
  • Toor Dal (Sambar Parippu) – 1 cup
  • Tamarind: gooseberry sized ball
  • Asafetida powder (hing) – ½ teaspoon
  • Oil –  as needed
  • Mustard ­- ¼ tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – ¼ tsp
  • fenugreek seeds powder – ¼ tsp
  • Dry Red chillies – 2
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt –  according to taste

Steps for preparing Drumstick Sambar 

  1.  Wash Toor dal thoroughly and soak in water for 15 minutes. Pressure cook dal with a pinch of turmeric powder and curry leaves on medium flame. The dal should become soft and completely cooked.
  2. Take some warm water in a bowl and soak tamarind for 20 to 30 minutes. Once the tamarind gets soft and pulpy, squeeze the juice from it. Later discard the pulp.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add shallots, green chillies, tomato and curry leaves. Fry them for 4-5 minutes. Then add red chilli powder and coriander powder, stir for a while.
  4. Then pour 1 cup water, when the water starts to boil, add drumsticks. Cover the pan with the lid and cook on low flame.
  5. When the vegetables are done, add cooked dal, salt, tamarind juice, asafoetida powder and fenugreek seeds powder. Stir well and boil till vegetables get soft.
  6. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, throw cumin seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Pour it to the sambar and mix well for few minutes.
  7. Add chopped Coriander leaves. Keep the pan covered till served.
  8. Give a quick stir before serving.
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