Sunday, March 21, 2010

Drumstick Sambar

Sambar is a popular south indian recipe, made with yellow lentil called toor dal and vegetable. You can include vegetables like potato, brinjal, drumsticks, raddish, carrot, chow chow, turnips etc. This lentil gravy often finds its place in my table as side dish for pongal, idli, dosa, vada, plain rice. My choice is always drumstick for sambar that gives you more flavour and tastes more than the other vegetables and also i prefer shallots to prepare this, that gives an extra taste to sambar. And also I use home made sambar podi, my grandma always packs for me, the home made stuffs always tastes much better. In south india there are variations to sambar recipe, here is the method i prepare.

drumstick Sambar


Ingredients
  • Split Pigeon Peas - 1 small cup or 2 oz
  • Drum stick - 2, cut in 3 inch size
  • Shallots - 10 to 15, peeled
  • Tomato - 2, chopped
  • Dry red Chilly - 2
  • Curry Leaves- few
  • Sambar powder - 1 tsp
  • Red Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Tamarind pulp - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
For Tempering
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - less than 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Asafotedia - a pinch
Drumstick Sambar
Method
  • Wash and soak toor dhal with 2 cups of water for 20 min's and then transfer it to the pressure cooker. Add 2 drops of castor oil and pressure cook for 2 or 3 whistles.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan, add fenugreek, cumin and mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.
  • Next add asafoetida to it. Then add dry chillies and saute.
  • Then add the shallots, curry leaves and fry till it turns pink in color.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes to it and cook till it becomes soft.
  • Add the cooked dal and drumstick with 1 cup of water to it and bring it to a boil.
  • Add sambar powder, chilly powder, tamarind pulp and salt and cook till the drumsticks are done, say about for 5 to 10 Min's.
  • Serve with hot rice.

Drumstick Sambar

Note:
  • You can also pressure cook vegetables along with the dhal.
  • Do not add coriander leaves at the end, it will change the flavour, but if you like you can add it finally.
  • The tempering can be added finally for sambar or else start with it.
  • Add few drops of castor oil or any cooking oil to the dhal and pressure cook it, so that dhal gets cooked quickly.
This is going to participate in " MLLA - 21 " event, hosted by Mirch Masala and event by The Well Seasoned Cook.

29 comments :

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Lovely presentation and looks so delicious, this is my favorite too...

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww!!!!.... Mouthwatering clicks... AWESOME!!!!!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Drumstick sambar looks delicious
Lovely presentation :-)

Sushma Mallya said...

Sambar looks delicious,even my mom used to make this one...lovely clicks too valar

Priya said...

Just love drumstick sambar with papads...slurppp!!am hungry now..

Sharmilee! :) said...

All time comfort dish, nice clicks!

Parita said...

Gorgeous pictures! Love the clarity and sharpness! Sambhar looks delicious, very comforting with rice!

Nandini said...

This is the common sambar in my house! I'm just preparing rice and I'm planning to get your sambar...

Gulmohar said...

cool clicks and delicious sambar :-)

Latha said...

Wish I could grab that drumstick! Love this sambar any day.

SathyaSridhar said...

Wooow,,, Sambar looks yummy and nice presentation,,, i like this sambar very much my mom cooks very deliciously now m missing this one,,,Thanks for sharing dear,,take care n keep smiling

shahana said...

I loved your healthy drumstick sambar.Excellent excellent presentation!!

Rachana Kothari said...

Beautiful clicks and delicious sambar!!!

Vrinda said...

Sambar looks so delish,liked the kadhai u served...nice presentation..

Priyameena said...

Beautiful Presentation...goegeous click!

Tina said...

Nice clicks and presentation dear...Sambar sounds yummy...

Chitra said...

superb pics ..nice presentation.. :)

MaryMoh said...

Ooooh....love this. Would be sooooo good with rice.

Babli said...

I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. Sambar looks delicious, yummy and mouth watering.

Sarah Naveen said...

Beautiful presentation and awesome click..Sambar looks fabulously yummy!!

Padhu said...

My favorite sambar ! Looks awesome

Nostalgia said...

Fantastic... love that mat you have used.

Gita said...

I am also crazy about this sambar dear...awesome and lovely clicks :)

Preety said...

my mom always put drumsticks in sambhar, they tastes delicious ...amazing clicks

Divya Vikram said...

Beautiful presentation! Sambar looks perfect with those drumsticks,

Babli said...

Sambar looks spicy, delicious and yummy. Wonderful presentation.

my kitchen said...

My favorite sambar,looks perfect

Aps said...

Hey Valar... My mom used to add extra drumsticks in curry only for my sake...orels others wudn have :p.... nd tht u ve done sambar only with ds.... I just loved it... nd the click is also appealing :)

viba said...

very nice pics.. pleasant to view more than to eat.. good presentation

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