Sunday, May 12, 2013

முருங்கைக்காய் சாம்பார் / Drumstick Sambar Version - 2

This version also includes both toor and moong dhals.But this time small onions are added to enhance the flavour...I would say its a combo of kootu and sambar. You will understand once you go through the recipe

Ingredients
Part-1: Pressure Cooker
  • Drumsticks - 1 cup (cut into lengthy fingers)
  • Small onions - 1 cup (finely chopped)
  • Ghee - 2 teaspoons
  • Moong dhal - 1/2 cup 
  • Water - to immerse the contents
  • Turmeric - a pinch
  • Oil - a drop
  • Toor dhal - 1/2 cup
Part 2- Tamarind extract
  • Tamarind - small lemon sized ball
  • Water - 1/2 cup
Part 3 - Powders
  • Sambar Powder - 2 teaspoons
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Hing - a pinch

Part 4 - Seasoning
  • Ghee - 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - few
Method
Step-1 : Pressure Cooking
  • Heat ghee in a small kadai and fry small onions till they are translucent
  • Take it in a cooker separator / pressure pan.Add drumsticks and moong dhal to it
  • Pour water and put turmeric.Add a drop of oil.Pressure cook for 2 whistles only
  • After taking it out pressure toor dhal for 4 whistles
Step -2 Extraction of tamarind water
  • Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup of luke warm water for 15 minutes
  • Squeeze the pulp and extract juice.Add 1 more cup of water while extracting juice.Discard the pulp
  • Dissolve sambar powder, salt and hingin  it without any lumps
Step 3 - Preparing sambar
  • Pour the tamarind extract to mashed moong dhal and boil for sometime till the raw smell the of the tamarind and sambar powder escapes
  • Add the boiled and mashed toor dhal.Let it boil for 3 minutes
  • Heat ghee in a small iron ladle and splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves
  • Once done drop it into the sambar and again boil for 3 minutes
  • Swich off the stove
Drumstick Sambar is ready.Mix it with plain rice and top it with ghee.Enjoy it along with spicy curry of your choice