Saturday, 12 January 2013



Thuvaram paruppu/Toor dal-1/2 cup
Ulutham paruppu/urad dal-1/4 tsp
Tamarind juice(soak 1 lemon size ball of tamarind in hot water and squeeze the juice)
Salt-to taste
Oil-required amount
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves- 5 to 6 leaves

To Grind
Corainder seeds-1 tsp
Red chillies-6
Kadalai paruppu/channa dal-2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp

Fry all the above ingredients in oil and grind along with 1/4 cup coconut paste and keep it aside.


1.Boil toor dal along with requied amount of water,turmeric powder in a cooker for 3 whistles.Once cooked,drain the water,mash it and keep the dal aside.Boil chopped drumstick(cut into 2 1/2 inch pieces) and keep aside.

2.Heat oil in the pan,add mustard seeds.Once seeds splutter,add chopped onions.Saute onions until the raw smell goes off.

3.Now add chopped tomatoes,tamarind extract,grinded paste,mashed dal,required amount of salt to the pan.Let it boil until the sambar becomes thick.

4.For seasoing:fry curry leaves,urad dal in the oil.Pour this over the sambar.

5.Serve hot with rice/dosa/idly.

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