Tuesday

Drumstick Sambar

South Indian Lentil Soup/Drumstick



 Hello Sweeties!!!!

 Today Sambar is one such thing, that uses up most of the veggies even squash/pumpkin to corn and peas. the basic recipe for sambar is same, you can feel free to substitute any veggie in the sambar.


You will need;
1 Cup Toor dal, Boiled with little Turmeric and Hing and mashed well
1 Onion
2-3 Cloves Garlic
1 Tomato chopped

1 tspn Tamarind Pulp
1/2 Poato Boiled
6-8 2-3 Inch long sticks of Drumstick
* I used Frozen, since we do not get them fresh easily
1 tbspn(heaped) MTR Sambar Powder
Salt to taste
Little Jaggery/Gur-Optional
1 tspn Oil

In a pot heat some oil, add the onions and the drumsticks and the tomato and saute for a minute. Then add the crushed garlic and  potatoes and enough water to cover the veggies. 

After the veggies are fully cooked; add the Sambar Powder and salt and the Tamarind Paste. Lastly add the cooked dal and Gur and bring it to a boil. Let it boil a few minutes and the Sambar is ready. 

Since I made it for dinner to go along with rice, I did not use any garnishing and even Curry Leaves, as I had none on hand. But feel free to jazz it with curry leaves and cilantro. I drink sambar in bowl fulls, so any lentil with sambar powder will work for me.


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