Apr 22, 2010

Kattirika Murungaka sambar ..... Sambar with brinjal and drumsticks

Every house has its own version of sambar. Even we make them a couple of different ways and well each turns out as good as the other. Sambar is a very frequent menu item in every south indian home and everybody loves it too.

Serves... 2 ppl 
Serve option... Hot rice

This is what u'll need....

Tuvar dal 1/2 cup
Garlic cloves 3
Onion 1 medium
Tomato 1 medium
Brinjal 3
Drumsticks cut 6 pieces
Tamarind paste 1/2 tspn
Hing/asafoetida a pinch
Mustard seeds 1 tspn
Urad dal 1 tspn
Sambar powder 1 tbspn
Salt to taste
Curry leaves 1 strand
Oil 1 tbspn
Here is the stir....
  • Pressure cool tuvar dal for 2-3 whistles with a pinch of hing
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves
  • Toss in chopped onions, garlic, salt and fry till onion turns translucent
  • Add chopped tomatoes, sambar powder and cook everything for a couple of mins
  • Thrown in chopeed brinjal and drumstick and stir around, cook for 3-4 mins
  • Add a cup of water and let the veggies cook
  • Mash the dal a little and pour it into the sambar bowl. Cook for a couple of mins and add tamarind paste. Cook for a few more mins and turn off the heat
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice

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