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South Indian Sambar With Drumsticks

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  Toovar dal 350 Gram
  White pumpkin 150 Gram, skinned and cut into long pieces
  Drumsticks 3 , stringed, each cut into 4 pieces and boiled in salted
  Carrots 2 , cut into long pieces
  Potatoes 2 , cut into long pieces
  Tomatoes 4 Large, finely chopped
  Baby onions 20
  Green chillies 4 , split
  Curry leaves sprigs 3
  Chopped fresh coriander 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tamarind water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sambhar masala 3 Tablespoon (readymade)
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried red chillies 3 , deseeded
  Salt To Taste
  Peanut oil/Coconut oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Pressure cook the toover dal with the turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt, and one sprig of curry leaves.
Wash the cut vegetables and place them in salted water and cook them till tender along with the onions and tomato pieces. Add the cooked dal and mix gently. Taste for salt. Mix in the tamarind water and sambhar powder and bring to a strong boil.
Heat the oil in a large vessel along with 2 curry sprigs, the mustard seeds and the split green chillies as well as the dried red ones. When the chillies begin to smoke, add the toover dal and boiled vegetables. Check if water is sufficient and taste for salt. Boil for seven minutes.
Decorate the sambhar with the freshly chopped coriander and serve along with white ghee-rice, yoghurt and papads.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3529 Calories from Fat 1325

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 150 g230.4%

Saturated Fat 20.7 g103.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1941.8 mg80.9%

Total Carbohydrates 412 g137.4%

Dietary Fiber 86.2 g344.9%

Sugars 54.3 g

Protein 155 g310.2%

Vitamin A 1018.2% Vitamin C 679.7%

Calcium 138% Iron 183.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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South Indian Sambar With Drumsticks Recipe