Thursday, March 22, 2007

Drumstick Sambar:

My most favorite dish of all times. The thought of it lifts my mood. Whenever my mom made sambar, I used to drink it in a small bowl, even before lunchtime. Her sambar is a lengthy procedure, so I ended up with my own sambar recipe and I love it. Hope you all will like it too.

Toor dal - 1 cup (pressure cooked with little turmeric and mashed)
Onion - 1 medium (chopped)
Tomato - 1 (chopped)
Drumstick - chopped (You may use brinjal, radish, okra, carrot or add a few of everything - it's totally upto you)
Chilli powder - 1 tbpn (use it as per your level of spiciness)
Sambar powder - 2 tbspn
Tamarind paste - 1 tbspn
Curry leaves

Heat a vessel, add 1 tbspn oil, and add onions and fry for 3 minutes. Then add tomatoes and fry for 5 minutes. Now add the drumstick pieces (or any vegetable you are using).
Immediately add chilli powder, sambar powder and 1/2 cup water and mix well and close the lid 3/4th so that there is little gap for the steam to escape.
Take the lid and mix once in a while and when the drumstick is almost cooked, add the dal, tamarind paste, salt and 1/2 cup water. Mix well and let it come to a boil. Check for salt and take it off the stove. Heat a small pan, do tadka and add curry leaves and add this to the sambar. Serve piping hot with rice. Enjoy!


anusharaji said...

great to see homecooking come alive.
keep posting
luv ur drumstick sambar more and obv. those beautiful cakes :)

Shri said...

Thank you very much Anusha :)