Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Drumstick Sambhar

2 drumsticks
1 cup boiled toor dhal
1 onion
1 tomato
4 spoons of sambhar powder
3 spoons grated coconut
1/2 cup tamarind juice.
3 spoons oil
1/2 spoon mustard
1/2 cumin seeds
1/4 spoon hing
few springs of curry leaves and coriander leaves.
salt as per taste.

Wash pat dry and cut the drrumstick pieces into medium pieces.
Add a spoon of oil to the pan and fry drumstick pieces till they soften and keep aside.
In a vessel add tamarind juice and heat till raw smell goes.
Make a fine paste of sambhar powder and coconut adding little water.
Now add the ground mixture to the boiling tamarind water and mix well and cook on low flame.
At this stage add the boiled toor dhal, salt and a glass of water.
When the sambhar starts to boil slightly add the fried drumstick pieces and cook for 5-6 mins.
Now take a pan heat oil add mustard, cumin seeds, hing and curry leaves when they splutter add onions and saute for 5 mins or till the colour changes slightly, now add tomato pieces and cook for 2-3 mins until tomato softens.
Now pour this to the boiling sambhar mix well and switch off from flame.
Sprinkle few coriander leaves and a spoon of ghee