Monday, 16 January 2012

Drumstick Brinjal Sambar


Drumstick Brinjal Sambar ingredients:

1.  Toor dal – ½ cup 
2.  Tamarind – half lemon size
3.  Onions – 1 sliced
4.  Tomato – 1 chopped
5.  Vegetables – drum stick & brinjal or as you wish
6.  Sambar powder – 2 tbsp
7.  Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
8.  Curry leaves – 10
9.  Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
10. Fenugreek – ¼ tsp
11. Oil – 2 tbsp
12. Coriander leaves – for garnishing
13. Salt – to taste

Sambar Preparation:

Clean and wash the toor dal. 

Pressure cook for 3 whistles.

Soak the tamarind in water for 30 mins and squeeze the juice.

Cut the drumstick into 3 inch pieces. 

Cut the brinjal into 3 inch lengthwise piece.

Put the brinjal pieces in water.

Now take a pan and heat with oil.

Add mustard seeds. 

When they start to crackle add cumin seeds and fenugreek. 

Then add onions, tomato, vegetables and curry leaves.

Sauté until the oil separates from the mixture. 

Now add chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder.

Fry for few seconds.

Then add sambar powder and mix well.

Saute for few seconds.

Now add the tamarind juice and salt.

Allow it to boil.

Then add the cooked and mashed toor dal.

Add water if required.

Stir well and cook on low flame for 5 to 10 mins.

Finally garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rice, papad and potato roast.