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Drumstick Sambhar

Updated: Feb 8

Sambar/ sambhar is a lentil based curry prepared with spices like coriander seeds, cumin seeds and pepper corn etc. Sambhar pairs well with dosas, idlis or rice .

A delicious sambar recipe served with rice .


4 drumsticks

After cleaning and chopping 125 gms

Add just enough water and cook the drumstick till done.

1/4 cup tuvar dal / pigeon pea lentil

Soak this dal for an hour . Then drain and pat dry.

Ingredients for the ground masala

1 tbsp coriander seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds

1tsp pepper corn

6 curry leaves , washed and pat dry

4 dry kashmiri chilies

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

Dry roast all the spices mentioned above.

Dry roast the tuvar dal lightly

Next add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder ,1 tsp tamarind to the ground spices and dal.

Grind to a paste adding just enough water.


6 curry leaves

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1 tomato sliced

Salt to taste

1 tsp grated jaggery


Once oil is hot add mustard seeds, curry leaves and sliced tomatoes. Saute the tomatoes for a minute. Add the ground masala , salt to taste, jaggery and 3 to 4 cups of water. Allow to cook for 2 mins.

Then add the cooked drumstick pieces and cook for another 2 mins.

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