Tuesday 19 July 2016

Murungai Keerai Sambar/Drumstick Leaves Sambar/Murungai Keerai Sambar Recipe

Today I am going to share a very healthy and loving recipe – murungai keerai sambar from my kitchen. We have Murugaikeerai tree[mom’s house] in our backyard, so I have decided to share lot more drumstick leaves recipe in the following post. If you have murugai keerai tree in your back yard it means you have a doctor at home. It has excellent medicinal values and is a cure for lots of diseases. It has the amazing healing power to cure wounds inside the stomach, reduces headache and bloody diarrhea. Murungaikeerai purifies our blood and excretes all the toxins out of our body. It is an excellent source of calcium and helps in building stronger bones and teeth. They also contain abundant amount of potassium which plays a vital role in brain development. I have shared a few benefits of murungai keerai in this post and will be sharing more benefits about the same in the upcoming post. For now, do try out this wonderful, traditional and authentic murungaikeerai sambar and post your comments here. Mean while do not forget to check out other sambar varieties here.

Here’s how to make Murungaikeerai Sambar….
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Drumstick Leaves/Murungai Keerai
1 cup tightly packed
Toor Dal/Thuvarma Paruppu
¾ cup
Sambar Onions/Shallots
Garlic  Cloves
2 finely chopped
Green Chilles
2 slit length wise
1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder
¼ tsp
One small gooseberry size
As needed
¼ tsp

For Tempering
2 tsp
Mustard Seeds
½ tsp
Cumin Seeds
½ tsp
Dry Red Chillies
Curry Leaves
Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes                       Recipe Course: Lunch
Cooking Time:25-30 minutes                               Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, South India
Author: Priya Anandakumar 

Wash the toor dal/thuvaram paruppu with water two to three times thoroughly with water. Pressure cook the dal with turmeric powder, asafetida and 1 ½ cups of water for 3-4 whistles. After the steam releases open the lid , mash the dal and keep it aside.

Extract the tamarind juice from tamarind with ½ cup of water. Mix sambar powder and salt to the tamarind water and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a kadai/pan, splutter mustard seeds, then add cumin seeds, dry red chillies, curry leaves and wait for 20 seconds.

Add the onions, garlic cloves, green chillies and sauté well until the onions change to golden brown color.

Now add the chopped tomatoes and sauté well until they turn mushy.

Add the tamarind water and wait until it comes to boil.

Add the drumstick leaves and mix really well.  Let it cook for about 3-5 minutes.

Now add cooked and mashed dal to the drumstick leaves, let it cook in slow flame for another 3-4 minutes.

Adjust the salt and consistency at this stage. If needed add little water and mix well and switch off the stove.

Yes and delicious Murungai Keerai Sambar is ready to enjoyed, serve it hot with a bowl of steam cooked rice and Cheppankizhangu fry/Vazhakkai fry/Potato fry.

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1 comment:

  1. it looks yummy
    keep in touch


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