Drumstick Sambhar

Drumstick Sambhar


  • Drumstick, chopped into long pieces ~ 1 cup
  • Toor dal ~ 1/2 cup
  • Tomato, chopped into pieces ~ 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind paste – 1/2 Tbsp.
  • Sambhar powder, salt ~ to taste
  • Turmeric ~ a pinch
  • Cilantro, chopped ~ for garnish


  • Mustard seeds ~ 1 tsp.
  • Oil ~ 1 Tbsp.
  • Fenugreek seeds ~ 1/s tsp.
  • Asafoetida ~ a pinch
  • Red chili ~ 1


  • Pressure cook the toor dal with turmeric until well cooked.
  • In a sauce pan, add the chopped drumstick, tomato pieces, tamarind, sambhar powder, salt and about 1 cup of water. Cover it and let it cook until the drumstick is done.
  • At this stage, add the boiled toor dal and let it come to a boil. Turn off the stove. Garnish the sambhar with chopped cilantro.
  • For the tempering, add oil and once hot add the mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add in the fenugreek seeds, asafoetida and red chili. Add this to the sambhar.

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