Thursday, 21 March 2013

South Indian Special Sambar - Drumstick Sambar

Sambar is very popular in South Indian meals.Sambar accompanies many South Indian meals, like dosa, idli, rice. One can say South Indian meal is not complete without Sambar. In South India, there are variations to this sambar recipe, but this is the simple one I use.


Ingredients :


Toor Dal
1 cup
Drumstick
2
Tamarind
Small size
Tomato
1
Onion or (Shallots)
1 or (6-8 peeled)
Green Chilli
4
Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp
Sambar Powder
1 tsp
Salt
As per taste
Coriander Leaves
For Garnishing

To Temper :

Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Curry Leaves
1 sprig
Asafotedia
A pinch


Steps :

Soak tamarind in hot water and extract 11/2 cups of tamarind juice and discard the pulp.

Wash and pressure cook toor dhal with 2 cups of water till it becomes soft and cooked.


  1. Heat oil in a deep pan, add mustard and cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.
  2. Next add asafoetida to it.Then add the shallots, curry leaves,Green chillies and fry till it turns pink in color.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes to it and cook till it becomes soft, and add drumsticks,Turmeric powder,sambar powder and fry for a min.
  4. Then add ½ cup of water to it and bring to boil cover and cook in medium flame....
  5. Once drumsticks are cooked,add the cooked dal and mix well.
  6. Add the tamarind water and bring to boil and check for salt..
  7. Once done garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Serve with hot rice.


22 comments:

  1. We love drumstick but its hard to come by these days. Sambar and muruggakkai is such a trill for our palates.

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  2. The Sambar looks so yummy! Love to have it with Idlis and Dosas :)

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  3. love love looove sambar...anytime..with anything!!

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  4. Very inviting Sambhar.. Neatly presented!

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  5. yummy sambar ............ drumstick sambar has a unique flavor and taste.......

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  6. I love sambhar... clicks are nice too.

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  7. awesome and drooling recipe

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  8. yummy sambar love it with dosa/rice.

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  9. Felt like I can dip my Idlies directly in these bowls! Very tempting click!

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  10. Wow, flavorful sambar...its so hard to find drumsticks here, I miss it:(

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  11. simple comfort food :) looks superb and loving your first click....

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  12. Very much hit in every family of south.. You have done a justices to this dish...

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  13. Drumstick sambar is my favorite...you made it so yummy...loved it.

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  14. i love drumstick sambar.. i also add raw mango with it..

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  15. Seriously drumstick sambar is my all time favourite..APpalam & rice with sambar, i can have it even everyday.

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  16. my fav gravy..love to have with potato roast..First time here and happy to follow you..

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  17. My favorite too.. A simple and yummy dish that fills my mind :)

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  18. Yummy Sambar.. Loved it Saranya :-)

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