Thursday, November 18, 2010


Welcome to my cookbook. Today my recipe is Drumstick Dal Sambhar. It is a famous South Indian recipe. It is called as parrupu kulambu. Here, drumstick can be replaced with any vegetable. The main ingredients are toor dal and vegetables. It goes well with hot rice.



 To pressure cook:
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Tomato - 1 (Medium chopped)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 spn
Cooking oil - 2 drops
Water - 2 cups

To make tadka:
Red chilli - 2 no
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Cumin seeds - 1/2tspn
Garlic pods - 6 no
Curry leaves - little
Asafoetida (Hing) - 2 pinch
Oil as required

Main requirements:
Onion - 1 (big chopped)
Green chilli - 2 no
Tomato -1/2 (chopped)
Drumstick - 10 pieces (Chopped)
Sambhar powder - 2 tbspn (Shakthi sambhar powder)
Tamrind juice - 1 cup (Semi liquid consistency)
Salt as required
Coriander leaves as required

Wash toor dal and soak it for 15 minutes.
Pressure cook dal with water,tomato,turmeric powder and oil for 4-5
Here oil is added to dal to prevent sticking to each other.
Heat oil in a wok, add redchilli,mustard,cumin,garlic,curryleaves and hing.
Now add onion,greenchilli and fry them well.
Add tomato now and fry till it become soft.
Now add drumsticks and mix well for minutes.
Add sambhar powder and fry well with drumstick and tadka mixture.
Fry the mixture well for few minutes.
Its time to add boiled dal to tadka mixture and mix well with drumsticks.
Add water if needed, allow it to boil till drumstick cooks well.
If drumstick is hard, better boil it for 10 minutes in water before
Soak lemon size tamrind in water and squeeze the juice from it.
Check salt now and add tamrind juice to dal.
Boil it well for 10 minutes. Add coriander leaves to dal.
Now,drumstick dal is ready to serve.


Serving suggestion:

Drumstick dal can served with steaming hot rice and vegetable fry.

Hope all would like it.
Have a happy cooking and eating :)

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