28 Jun 2019

Murungai Keerai Sambar

Murungai Keerai is one of the healthies keerai rich in iron and it's so good to include this keerai in our diet every week. I mostly make murungai keerai soup and this sambar, sometimes I make murungai keerai poriyal as well.

Today we will see how to make this healthy murungai keerai sambar.

Murungai Keerai Sambar

Preparation time 20 mins | Cooking time 20 mins | Serves 3-4

  • Drumstick leaves - about 4 cups
  • Toor dal - 1/2 cup
  • Garlic - 8, pods
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Onion - 1 large
  • Tomatoes - 2
  • Sambar powder - 3 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - as needed
  • Tamarind - lemon sized
  • Water - 1.5 - 2 cups
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
To Temper
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Vadavam - 1 tsp
Drumstick Leaves Sambar

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1. Wash and soak the toor dal for 30 minutes in a 2 or 3L pressure cooker.

2. Add the garlic, turmeric powder, asafoetida, green chillies and salt to the toor dal.
3. Add 1.5 cups of water and pressure cook the dal for 3 whistles.

4. In the meantime, soak a lemon sized tamarind in 1/2 cup of water. 
5. Once the pressure settles, open the cooker and mash the dal.

6. In a kadai, heat oil. When the oil heats up, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, asafoetida, curry leaves and vadavam. Fry for a few minutes.
7. Add the chopped onions and saute till it browns.

8. Add the tomatoes and cook for 4 minutes. Add required salt.
9. Add the sambar powder and red chilli powder and mix well.

10. Wash the drumstick leaves and add it in. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
11. Add the mashed dal and required water and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes.

12. Add the tamarind water and cook for another 3 minutes.
13. Add 2 tsp ghee and switch off.

Murungai Keerai Sambar

1. Remove the larger stems from the drumstick leaves.
2. Add more green chilles or red chilli powder as per your taste.

Until next time,

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