Friday, August 28, 2015

Drumstick sambar

I am a great fan of sambar varieties, but drumstick sambar is the best one. The flavor of drumstick gives a divine taste to the sambar. It is also very easy to prepare and healthy too because of the dal which provides protein to your body. It goes well with plain rice.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins

Toor dal – ½ cup
Drumstick – 2
Oil – 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Fenugreek seeds – ¼ tsp
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
Curry leaves – few
Shallots – 10 to 12
Green chili – 2, slit
Tomato – 2, chopped
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Sambar powder – 3 tsp
Salt to taste
Cilantro – few

1. Pressure cook dal by adding turmeric powder, cumin seeds and enough amount of water for 5 whistles.
2. Cut drumstick into small pieces. Heat oil, add fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, Asafoetida and curry leaves.
3. Add shallots and saute until it turns translucent. Add green chili, tomato and saute until it turns mushy.
4. Add sambar powder and saute till the raw smell goes off. Now add drumstick and mix well.
5. Add water and allow it to boil, so that the drumstick will get cooked.
6. Add salt and cooked dal and allow it to boil for 6 to 7 minutes. Garnish with cilantro.