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Sunday, January 20, 2013

SAMBAR - WITH DRUMSTICK AND BRINJAL - STEP BY STEP

SAMBAR RECIPE - DRUMSTICK AND BRINJAL SAMBAR



SAMBAR : Sambar is prepared by cooking lentils with vegetables , spiked with a special blend of spice powder to enhance the taste and is  finally garnished with coriander leaves. 

In South India,a simple lunch will be rice, sambar along with a vegetable curry. Sambar is almost prepared everyday in Tamil Nadu. All most all vegetables can be used to prepare sambar , but drumstick and brinjal combination is the best. Serve this flavorful and delicious sambar along with potato fry and enjoy :)

Serves : 4
Preparation time : 15 mins.
Cooking time : 25-30 mins

For this recipe you need
  • 1 drumstick , cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 small sized Brinjal, diced and keep it immersed in water till required 
  • 1/2 cup of Toor| Thuvar Dal ,cooked
  • Tamarind extract -( extracted from gooseberry sized tamarind) - 1 cup
  • 1 medium sized onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium sized tomato, chopped 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. of Sambar Powder
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tsp. of mustard and urad dal
  • A sprig of curry leaves
  • 2 red chilles
  • Handful of fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Salt
  • Oil

Preparation

Pressure cook Thuvar dal , with sufficient water until soft . Keep it aside.


Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds. When they crackle , add the urad dal, curry leaves and red chillies. Stir for a min. Add the chopped onions and fry it until soft.

Add the drumstick pieces and Brinjal, fry them for a couple of minutes. Tip in the tomatoes. Fry for a minute.


Add the tamarind extract , cooked thuvar dal and add sufficient water.


Add asafoetida, sambar powder, along with salt and mix it well.


Cover and cook for a couple of minutes , until the veggies are cooked and sambar turns little thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves.



Drumstick and Brinjal sambar is ready to be served...........................




Serve this delicious sambar with rice , any vegetable curries of your choice and enjoy :)

42 comments:

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Real flavourful Sambar...
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Mahi said...

All time comforting sambar. Nice pictorial Aruna!

DivyaGCP said...

Delicious looking Sambhar.. Very inviting.. It is my all time comfort food.. :)

Jeyashrisuresh said...

Love the sambar. Super tempting and flavorful too

Arthy Suman said...

Wow I would love to have this sambar with chapati...looks so thick and yummy...

maha said...

yummmmmy and very tempting..nice cliks

Chandrani said...

Very refreshing and yummy sambar.


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Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Beautiful clicks!

Gauri said...

My mom used to add drumstick to our Maharashtrain version of Sambar! This looks just delicious!

WeR SAHM said...

so tempting and delicious Sambhar!!

Vimitha Anand said...

All time comfort food

Prathima Rao said...

So flavorful & inviting!!
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Hema said...

Love this combo in sambar..

Hari Chandana P said...

Looks super yummy :)

Rumana Ambrin said...

I wish I had that bowl with steam hot rice.. Delicious..

Encourage Spice said...

It is my comfort food.I love it ,nice pics.

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Gajus kitchen said...

sambar looks perfect.. nice step by step presentation

Priya said...

Droolworthy and seriously very tempting sambhar,my fav combo.Cant take my eyes from your clicks.

Helen Prabha said...

Looks tasty...esp the drumsticks..

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Sanoli Ghosh said...

Very inviting sambar, delicious.

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Nandini M said...

Nice! Love this classic sambar!

Veena Theagarajan said...

yummy sambar.. Love this combination
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MALINI said...

Sambar looks yummy, first time here, happy to follow u, glad if u visit my space....
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Priti S said...

I do sometimes same combo too and love it ....looks very flavourful

PT said...

neat presentation..

gayathri said...

Looks delicious...nice pics...

Julie said...

delectable & inviting!
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divya said...

Looks so yum n tempting ...nice click

pria said...

My all time fav, looks very tempting !!!

Meena B said...

i love the sambhar. i do tend to add veggies but my sambhar turns too thick.. i wonder why

Chitra said...

ippave sapdanum pola irukku ;)

Divya Pramil said...

Super delicious sambar..Loveliest clicks :)

Shanthi said...

I love the way you presented this recipe..keep rocking...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow Aruna,my fav combo...loved this sambar.

Mina Joshi said...

This looks really delicious. I often make the gujarati tuvar dall but not made sambhar before. I must look out for the sambhar powder next time I go to the Indian shops. I like the detailed way you have explained this recipe. Great blog.

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said...

It looks awesome and this is always be my favorite!

pepper bowl said...

alltime favorite sambar...looks stunning..

Sangeetha said...

Love this combo, I used to add few mango pieces too..sambar looks yummy, nice presentation !

Srimathi said...

Drumstick and eggplant, both are something I would totally add in a sambar. Must have tasted divine.

Love to Experiment said...

Good combination. Drumsticks and brinjal. I am posting a sambhar recipe using bitter melon this week. :)

ShravsCookBookBlog said...

mouth watering sambar :)

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