Sambar is a regular fare in most South Indian homes. I sometimes can't make my mind as to what curry to make for rice and I mostly end up making sambar. Also I can finish off the leftover with idli or dosa for dinner and don't worry about making chutney! I have already posted few other sambar recipes before - ladies finger sambar, pumpkin sambar, vendhaya keerai sambar, radish sambar etc, today I am posting another simple sambar with drumstick / murungaikkai.
Drumstick is available only in a particular season in Indian markets, but after trying the frozen ones I am quite happy that there are good as the fresh ones and I don't have to wait for the drumstick season in markets. This is a simple and quite easy sambar recipe that beginners and bachelors can try. The sambar goes well with rice and any thoran/poriyal and also with dosa and idli. I served with kothavarangai (cluster beans) fry, rice and papadam. Let's see how to make this drumstick sambar.
Notes and Tips
- Make sure the drumstick is cooked well before adding the tamarind extract.
- Instead of shallots, you can also use 1 medium onion, cut into quarters.