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Drumstick sambar | murungaikkai sambar recipe

South Indian style Drumstick sambar| Murungakkai Samabr recipe with step by step pictures
Sambar is a usual one which we make almost twice a week and the veggies which we add varies according to the availability and the preference of the family members. The most popular one among my family is Drumstick sambar called as Murungaikkai Sambar in Tamil. Apart from that we make sambar with Shallots( small onion sambar ), radish(mullangi sambar) capsicum (one of my fav) and rarely with potatoes and brinjal.
When i posted the Sambar  Powder recipe i thought i will post the recipe of Sambar with home made sambar powder. Here is my version of Drumstick sambar recipe.
Drumstick sambar 2
INGREDIENTS: (SERVES 3-4 ) Duration : 40 minutes

DRUMSTICK 2
TAMARIND EXTRACT 1 AND 1/2 CUP
SAMBAR POWDER 2 AND 1/2 TSP
TOOR DAL 3/4 CUP
SALT TO TASTE
TURMERIC POWDER 1/4 TSP
OIL 1 TSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
RED CHILLI 1 (OPTIONAL)
ASAFOETIDA A PINCH
CURRY LEAVES FEW

drumstick sambar 3
METHOD:

  • Soak a small lemon sized tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes and extract  the  juice by adding 1 and 1/2 cup of water.
  • Cook the toor dal with a pinch of turmeric powder for 4-5 whistles in a pressure cooker by adding necessary water.
  • Cut the drumstick into even small sizes.
Sambar step 2Sambar step 1
  • In a pan, add oil and throw in the mustard seeds and the red chilli.
  • Add the cut drumstick and saute for a minute, and add the tamarind extract.
  • Now add the sambar powder, salt, turmeric powder and asafoetida.
  • Allow this to boil and let the drumstick to cook. Keep the flame to medium.

Sambar step 3Sambar step 6

  • After few minutes check whether the drumstick has cooked and if done add thetoor dal. Mash it with the back of the ladle before you add. If the consistency is too thick add water to get the right consistency.
Sambar step 5Sambar step 7
  • Add curry leaves and bring this to a nice boil. My mom will add finely chopped coriander leaves too.
  • Serve hot with rice or even for Idli | Dosa too.
  • We had  drumstick sambar with Beans curry and rice.

Drumstick Sambar 1
Check out my Arachuvitta Vengaya Sambar recipe too
Note:

  • We won’t add shallots in all sambar . If you want to add you can add after the mustard splutters.
  • If the sambar is too thin you can mix 1-2 tsp of rice flour in water without any lumps and add in the last and give a nice boil. Don’t add too much of rice flour as it will spoil the taste of the sambar.

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  2. Thanks for such a nice recipe. I tried it but drum sticks won't cook properly when I cook with tamerind juice is there any tip how to make them cook properly.

    Thanks
    suman

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