Recipe: Drumstick Sambar

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Drumstick Sambar

South indian, Mains

93 calories/serving
35 mins
Drumstick Sambar or Coimbator style sambar is a falvorful combination of drumsticks, onions, tomatoes and toor dal seasoned with wholesome and trradational South Indian spices. The sambar tastes best with steamed rice and can be eaten for lunch or dinner.

Recipe by:

Hebbars Kitchen


1. Take 1/2 cup of toor dal / split pigeon peas and wash it. add enough water to pressure cook the dal.

2. Add the washed dal, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder. pressure cook the dal for 4-5 whistles on medium flame. keep the dal aside.

3. Next, for the sambar powder, heat a pan. add 1 tbsp chana dal / bengal gram, 1 tbsp urad dal / black gram skinned and roast them.

4. Next, add 2 tbsp coriander seeds, 1 tbsp cumin seeds, 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds, 1 tsp peppercorns and roast them along.

5. Further, add 10 red chillies and roast them. dry roast the ingredients till the ingredients turn golden in colour.

6. Add 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut, you can also add fresh grated coconut. roast it and keep it aside to cool.

7. Transfer the ingredients to a mixer jar. grind it to a fine powder and keep it aside.

8. Heat a kadai with some oil, add 1 tsp urad dal / black gram skinned, 1 tsp chana dal / bengal gram, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and let it splutter.

9. Add 2 red chilies, 1/4 tsp hing / asafoetida powder, a few curry leaves and roast them.

10. Add 20 shallots and saute.

11. Next, add 2 large tomatoes and saute them.

12. Add 6-7 brinjals, 1 drumstick and saute.

13. Add 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and mix well.

14. Add 1 cup of diluted tamarind puree. also, add 1 cup of water and let it boil for 10-15 minutes.

15. Once the tamarind puree is thickened, add the cooked dal along with 2 cups of water and mix well.

16. Add 2 tbsp of ground sambar powder and bring it to a boil. let it boil for 5 minutes.

17. Finally add coriander leaves and turn off the stove and serve it.

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