Mulakkada Sambar is a speciality from Andhra Pradesh. Mulakkada is a telugu word which means drumstick. So this sambar has drumstick as main ingredients. It is a favourite recipe of many people. It is generally prepared on many occasions.
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
- 1 lemon size tamarind
- 1/2 cup kandi pappu (toor dal)
- 2 tomatoes
- A pinch of turmeric powder
- 4 tsp oil
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
- 2 red chilies
- Few curry leaves
- 1 onion (chopped)
- 2 garlic pods
- 3 green chilies
- 2 drumsticks (cut into 2″ size pieces)
- 3 tsp sambar powder
- Salt to taste
Soak tamarind in water and keep it aside.
Pressure cook the toor dal, tomatoes with turmeric powder until 4 whistles. Then mash the dal and keep it aside.
Now heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, allow them splutter. When spluttering starts, add red chilies, curry leaves, hing, onion, garlic and green chilies, then fry them until the onion becomes soft.
Now add drumsticks and fry them for 5 mins. Then add water and cook until the drumsticks becomes soft.
Finally add mashed dal, tamarind pulp, salt, sambar powder along with 4 cups of water and allow it to boil for 20 mins.
When it is done,, switch off the flame and serve hot.
You can serve Mulakkada Sambar with plain rice and little ghee.