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Monday, February 21, 2011

Mulakkada (Drumstick) Sambar

  • Kandi Pappu/Toor Dal - 1cup
  • Drumsticks/Mulakkada - 2 cut into 3inch pieces
  • Tomatoes - 3 chopped
  • Carrots - 2 chopped
  • Onions - 1 chopped
  • Green chillies - 8 slit it lengthwise
  • Garlic - 5 flakes chopped
  • Curry Leaves/Karvepaaku - 5 stems
  • Tamarind - 2tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1tsp
  • Coriander/dhaniya powder - 1tsp
  • Avalu/mustard seeds - 1tsp
  • Jeelakarra/cumin seeds- 1tsp
  • Menthi podi/Fenugreek seeds powder - a pinch
  • Oil - 4tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required 
  • Soak tamarind in 1 cup of water.
  • Take a pressure cooker and add kandi pappu/toor dal and 2cups of water. Pressure cook it in a low flame for 15minutes and keep it aside.
  • Now heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
  • When spluttering starts add green chillies, onions and fry for 5minutes.
  • Add carrots, tomatoes and fry for 5minutes. 
  • Now add Mulakkadalu/Drumsticks and fry for 5minutes and close the lid.
  • Add pinch of menthi podi/fenugreek seeds powder and turmeric powder and fry for 15minutes or until all vegetables becomes tender.
  • Now add boiled toor dal/kandi pappu and cook for 5minutes.
  • Now add tamarind water and more water approximately 4 to 5 cups of water.
  • Add curry leaves, salt, red chilli powder and coriander/dhaniya powder and allow it to boil for 20minutes.
  • Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot with idlis or rice


Romantic Dinner said...

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