Monday, February 13, 2012

Drumstick Sambar

Most of the veg.lovers may always crave for sambar. It's similar to regular ones but different in taste which is beacuse of key ingredient, grounded paste of coconut and fennel seeds. This also enhances the taste. Very comfort and easy recipe.


Toor dhal – 1/2 cup
Drumstick – 2no
Shallots – 12 or 15nos (peeled)
Tomato – 1 small
Turmeric powder – 1/4tsp
Sambar powder – 1tsp
Tamarind pulp – 1tbsp
Coriander leaves few

To Grind:

Grated coconut – 2tbsp
Fennel seeds – 1tsp

To temper:

Mustard seeds – ½tsp
Urad dhal – 1tsp
Red chilli – 1
Hing – ¼tsp
Curry leaves few


  • Pressure cook the toor dhal with turmeric powder for 3-4 whistles and keep it aside.
  • Grind coconut and fennel seeds into smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, urad dhal, curry leaves, red chilli and hing after it splutters add shallots fry them till it becomes translucent.
  • Then add the drumstick and chopped tomato, salt and fry for few minutes till tomato becomes soft.
  • Now add the pressure cooked toor dhal, sambar powder and a cup of water and allow boiling in simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Once the drumstick cooks, add the tamarind pulp and bring to boil well.
  • Finally add the ground paste and leave for 2 more minutes to get thicken.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rice!!


  • This sambar's taste matches to arachuvitta sambar..
  • Even tastes good with idli and dosa too.
  • By adding grounded paste towards the end, the flavour and aroma of sambar lasts long.


  1. Have never added fennel seeds to sambar, my favorite sambar too..

  2. Thank you Hema for your quick comment...

  3. Delicious sambar! Adding fennel seeds in,interesting!

  4. Sambhar looks yumm and sounds great :)

  5. My hubby's favorite. Looks yummy

  6. wow....delicious luking sambar...superb

  7. Hi.. THis really looks nice.. I am heli from I would like to invite you all to join my webpage and help me in adding feathers to my culinary hat

  8. My all time fav veggie in sambar. Nicely done

  9. This looks yummy..Perfectly made..


  10. My fav sambar, i have never tired fennel in sambar

  11. flavorful and delicious sambar:)
    love to have with potato curry....