Drum-Stick Sambar
3-4 Servings ~ 30 minutes
  • ½ Cup Toor Dal
  • 1 -2 Drum Stick - Cut to 1" pieces
  • 1 Small Eggplant/Round Brinjal
  • 1 Medium Onion - Cut to Big Pieces
  • 1 Medium Tomato
  • 1 Tsp Tamarind pulp (if you are using Tamarind Juice then 1/2 cup thin extract)
  • 4-5 Curry Leaves
  • 2 Tsp Sambar Powder
  • 1 Green Chilli - Slit to half
  • ½ Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ½ Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • A small piece Jagaree
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Grated Coconut
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp Oil

Drum-Stick Sambar


– Cook Toor dal along with turmeric powder in 1½ cups water till soft (if using pressure cooker cook for 2 whistles – 1 on high and 1 on low). Mash the dal lightly.
– Wash and cut the drum-sticks into 1 – 1½ inch pieces.
– Add the Drumstick pieces, onion, tomato, sambar powder, turmeric powder, green chili, Jagaree and Tamarind pulp.
– Cook on medium heat till the Drum stick is cooked for about 7-8 minutes approximately.
– Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard, then add curry leaves to it. Add this to the cooked dal.
– Add the grated coconut and the coriander leaves.
– Boil the mixture for 5-8 minutes.
– Enjoy with white rice.

– You can also use Potato, Onion Greens/Stem, Roots of the Amaranths along with the drum-sticks. These give different flavours when cooked with Drum-sticks.
– Use any one of the above veggies with the Drum-sticks.

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