Toor Dal Recipe 6: Nuggekai Sambar (Drumstick sambar)


Preparation time: 15 Minutes | Cook time: 30 Minutes


Toor dal – 1 Small glass

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tbsp

Tomato – 1

Onion – 1

Potato – 1

Brinjal – 2

Drumstick – 1 cup chopped

Green chilli – 1

Sambar powder – 1 tbsp

Tamarind powder – ½ tbsp

Coriander leaves – ¼ cup

Water – 4 glass

Oil – ½ tbsp

Salt to taste

For Tempering

Oil – 1 tbsp

Ghee – ½ tbsp

Curry leaves – 8


  • Wash toor dal twice and add it to a pressure cooker. Add 4 glass of water, turmeric powder, oil, medium size chopped tomato, medium size chopped onion, chopped green chilli and coriander leaves. Cook for 2 whistles.
  • Once dal is cooked. Drain dal stock and mash dal completely. Add sambar powder, tamarind powder to dal. Mix well. Keep it aside.
  • Add drumsticks, chopped potato, chopped brinjal, salt and turmeric powder to dal stock. Cook until veggies become soft. Add dal to it. Mix well. Cook for about two minutes on Medium flame. Add Salt to taste.
  • Tempering: Heat oil and ghee together in a pan. Add mustard seeds wait until it crackle then add curry leaves. Switch off the flame. Add this on top of cooked dal. Mix well. Takeout to a serving bowl.

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