drumstick sambar recipe | nuggekai sambar | murungakkai sambar

drumstick sambar recipe | nuggekai sambar | murungakkai sambar with detailed photo and video recipe. an easy and simple south indian favourite sambar recipe made with toor dal and drumsticks. it is perhaps the most popular sambar recipe which can be served for both rice and also any breakfast recipes. there are many ways to make this sambar recipe, but in this recipe post, i have used drumstick, onions with a blend of spice masala.
drumstick sambar recipedrumstick sambar recipe | nuggekai sambar | murungakkai sambar with step by step photo and video recipe. sambar recipes are staple to south indian cuisine and are a must on a day to day basis. it can be made with different types of vegetables or a combination of all vegetables as a side dish to steamed rice. one such popular variety is drumstick sambar recipe or also known as murungakkai sambar from the south indian cuisine.

as i mentioned earlier, sambar recipes have been a staple and most preferred recipe for many south indians. this is mainly due to rice being a staple food and it needs a spicy and watery side dish to relish with. there are many ways and a variety of sambar but the basic ingredients remain the same. it must contain a vegetable, toor dal for its base and a special blend of spices. out of all the vegetables, drumstick or murungakkai is very commonly used, particularly in tamil and andhra cuisine. in my native of udupi or south canara, the sambar is incomplete without the freshly grounded coconut masala. but in this recipe, i have stuck to the authentic tamil traditional recipe and does not have any coconut masala in it.

nuggekai sambar

anyway, some easy and important tips, suggestions and variations for a perfect drumstick sambar recipe. firstly, in this recipe, i have used frozen drumsticks as i did not access to fresh ones. if you have access to a fresh one, then i would heavily recommend to use it. secondly, in this recipe, i have freshly prepared the sambar masala which is later added while boiling the sambar. if you do not wish to make it from the scratch, you can use any store bought sambar powder. lastly, you can add any choice of vegetables with drumstick while boiling it. but the combination of drumstick and shallots results in an ideal flavoured sambar recipe.

finally, i would like to highlight my other sambar recipes collection with this post of drumstick sambar recipe. it mainly includes recipes like hotel style sambar, idli sambar, gobi sambar, eggplant sambar, okra sambar, mix veg sambar, udupi sambar and onion and potato sambar. in addition, i would like to highlight my other related recipes collection like,

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drumstick sambar recipe

drumstick sambar recipe | nuggekai sambar | murungakkai sambar

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: sambar
Cuisine: south indian
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easy drumstick sambar recipe | nuggekai sambar | murungakkai sambar

Ingredients

for sambar powder:

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp methi / fenugreek
  • ¼ cup coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 20 dried red chilli
  • few curry leaves
  • pinch hing / asafetida

for sambar:

  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 3 dried red chilli
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
  • 7 shallots, halves
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 20 pieces drumstick
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 cup toor dal
  • ½ cup tamarind extract
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and splutter tempering.
  • add 7 shallots and saute for 2 minutes.
  • also, add 1 tomato and saute until tomatoes soften.
  • further, add ½ tsp turmeric, 2 tbsp sambar powder and 1 tsp salt.
  • saute for a minute until spices turn aromatic.
  • add in 20 pieces drumstick and cook well.
  • now add 2 cup toor dal and 1 cup water.
  • adjust the consistency adding water as required. cover and boil for 5 minutes or until flavours are absorbed well.
  • additionally, add ½ cup tamarind extract and stir well.
  • continue to boil for 5 minutes or until the raw flavour of tamarind is gone.
  • finally, add 2 tbsp coriander and enjoy drumstick sambar with hot steamed rice.

how to make nuggekai sambar with step by step photo:

homemade sambar powder:

  1. firstly, in a tawa heat 1 tsp coconut oil and saute ½ tsp methi.
    drumstick sambar recipe
  2. add ¼ cup coriander seeds, 1 tbsp cumin, 1 tsp urad dal and 1 tsp chana dal.
    drumstick sambar recipe
  3. roast on low flame until spices turn aromatic.
    drumstick sambar recipe
  4. further, add 20 dried red chilli and few curry leaves. saute on low flame until chillis puff up.
    drumstick sambar recipe
  5. transfer the spices into mixi and add pinch hing.
    drumstick sambar recipe
  6. blend to smooth powder and sambar powder is ready.
    nuggekai sambar

drumstick sambar recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, 3 dried red chilli, pinch hing and few curry leaves.
    nuggekai sambar
  2. add 7 shallots and saute for 2 minutes.
    nuggekai sambar
  3. also, add 1 tomato and saute until tomatoes soften.
    nuggekai sambar
  4. further, add ½ tsp turmeric, 2 tbsp sambar powder and 1 tsp salt.
    nuggekai sambar
  5. saute for a minute until spices turn aromatic.
    murungakkai sambar
  6. add in 20 pieces drumstick and saute until spices are coated well.
    murungakkai sambar
  7. further add 1 cup water, cover and boil for 10 minutes or until drumstick is almost cooked.
    murungakkai sambar
  8. now add 2 cup toor dal and 1 cup water.
    murungakkai sambar
  9. adjust the consistency adding water as required.
    murungakkai sambar
  10. cover and boil for 5 minutes or until flavours are absorbed well.
    drumstick sambar recipe
  11. additionally, add ½ cup tamarind extract and stir well.
    drumstick sambar recipe
  12. continue to boil for 5 minutes or until the raw flavour of tamarind is gone.
    drumstick sambar recipe
  13. finally, add 2 tbsp coriander and enjoy drumstick sambar with hot steamed rice.
    nuggekai sambar

notes:

  • firstly, adding shallots in the sambar makes flavourful.
  • also, you can use store brought sambar powder if you do not wish to prepare homemade sambar powder.
  • additionally, add tamarind once the drumsticks are cooked well, else it will not cook.
  • finally, drumstick sambar recipe tastes great when served hot and spicy.
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