Drumstick / Murungakkai Sambar

Drumstick known as Murungakkai is available almost through out the year and it is very good for the strengthening of our nerves. It maintains the strength of our nervous system and good for our eyes. here is a sambar recipe using drumsticks.

Drumstick / Murungakkai Sambar

You’ll need: 

Toor Dal – ½  cup
Drumstick / Murungakai - 1
Sambar Onions – 9 -10 nos.
Sambar Powder - 2 tsp
Tomatoes – 1, small
Green chilli – 1, slit
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Tamarind pulp - small lemon size
Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp
Salt – to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
For Seasoning
Mustard Seeds + Urad Dal + Fenugreek - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig


Wash  Toor Dal and pressure cook it with 2 drops of Oil and ¼ tsp turmeric powder for 2 whistle. Mash well after it cools down. Soak tamarind in hot water and extract pulp from it. Chop onions, tomatoes, keep aside. Chop drumstick into finger length pieces.

In a kadai heat the oil and add all the ingredients mentioned under the seasoning. When they change color slightly add the chopped onions and sauté till they turn pink, now add the tomatoes and the green chilli and cook till the tomatoes turn mushy. Now add drumstick pieces and sauté for a minute. Add either ¼ cup of water or the water from the cooked dal and cook till the drumstick becomes tender.

Now add the tamarind extract, turmeric powder, sambar powder, salt and mix well. Close with a lid and cook over medium flame till the raw smell disappears. This will take 10 minutes. Now add the mashed dal and water if required to the consistency you prefer and simmer for 5 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
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