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Drumstick Leaves Sambar

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Drumstick leaves sambar is very tasty and healthy too. Drumstick leaves are rich in iron and vitamins which is essential for health.
  Drumstick 1 Cup (16 tbs) (choose Green tender ones- 1 cup)
  Toor dal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Asafoetida 2 Pinch
  Tamarind 1 Small (one lemon size, soak in water and take juice)
  Onion 2 , finely chopped
  Tomato 2 , finely chopped
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 4 Teaspoon
  Chilli powder 3 Teaspoon
  Sambhar powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For frying)
  Grated coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs) (To grind:)
  Fennel seeds 1 Teaspoon (To grind:)
  Onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (To grind:)
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon (jeera)
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Methi seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon (fenugreek seeds)
  Red chilly 2

1. Grind the given ingredients to grind in to a fine paste.
2. Cook the toor dal with asefeotida powder, turmeric powder, water and mash it well.
3. Heat oil in pan/pressure cooker, add the methi seeds, mustard, cumin seeds, red dry chilly and saute till the mustard splatter.
4. Add the onions, curry leaves and saute till it turn transparent.
5. Add the tomatoes, saute for 3 mins add the chilly, coriander powder, chilly powder, sambar powder, salt. Saute for 4mins till the raw smell goes.
6. Now add the mashed dal, drumstick leaves, tamarind juice, ground coconut paste and enough water. Mix well and close the pan.
7. Allow two whistles if pressure cooker, or cook for 15 min and your sambar is ready.
Serve with steaming rice and dry potato fry side dish( check out in my recipies).

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Drumstick leaves sambar( Murungai keerai sambar)

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1465 Calories from Fat 1146

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 130 g200.2%

Saturated Fat 21.3 g106.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 234.2 mg9.8%

Total Carbohydrates 55 g18.4%

Dietary Fiber 16.3 g65.2%

Sugars 7.3 g

Protein 27 g54.7%

Vitamin A 35.1% Vitamin C 42.8%

Calcium 20.7% Iron 38%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Drumstick Leaves Sambar Recipe, Drumstick Leaves Sambar( Murungai Keerai Sambar)