Murungai keerai sambar | Drumstick leaves sambar-How to make-Stepwise picture & Video

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Cuisine Style: Tamil Nadu, South India | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Take with: Idli, Dosa, Rice, Chapathi | Type : Sambar, Gravy, kulambu, curry, masala.


  • Murungai keerai [Drumstick Leaves ] – 1 cup [plucked & washed]
  • Toor dal – ¼ cup
  • Tamarind water – 1 ½ tbsp [soak tamarind in warm water, squeeze &extract water]
  • Tomato – 1 [chopped]
  • Sambar Onion [Shallots] - 7
  • Dry red chilli -1
  • Green chilli – 1 [slit]
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Coriander leaves – 2 springs [chopped]
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Bengal gram – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tbsp
  • Jaggery – 1 tbsp [grated]
  • Asafetida a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Water as needed

For roasting and grinding ingredients

  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 tbsp [dry roast-grind separately]
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Peppercorns – 4
  • Coconut – 2 tbsp [Grated]
  • Heat oil in a pan then roast above ingredients & grind to fine paste


  • Boil toor dal with turmeric in cooker for 4 whistles.
  • Heat pan with oil then add mustard seeds. Once it’s spluttered add Bengal gram, urad dal & sambar onion sauté till soft.
  • Add garlic, dry chilli, green chilli & curry leaves sauté. Then add fenugreek powder, asafetida sauté gently.
  • Add tomato sauté till soft. Add drumstick leaves, turmeric & red chilli powder sauté well. Then add water cook till soft.
  • Add boiled toor dal, freshly ground paste mix well. Then add tamarind water & let it boil.
  • When bubbles comes out add jaggery and salt mix well.
  • Cut off heat & sprinkle coriander leaves, serve hot with rice, idli or dosa.

How to make Drumstick leaves sambar video

How to make Drumstick leaf sambar- Stepwise pictures[Instant& Quick]

Wash & pluck drumstick leaf, roughly chopWash & pluck drumstick leaf

Wash toor dalWash toor dal

Add waterAdd water

Add turmeric powderAdd turmeric powder

Add sesame oilAdd sesame oil

Cover lid, cook for 4 whistlesCover lid, cook for 4 whistles

Heat pan, add chana dalHeat pan, add chana dal

add urad daladd urad dal

Add coriander seedsAdd coriander seeds

Add cumin seeds, peppercornsAdd cumin seeds, peppercorns

Add dry red chilliAdd dry red chilli

Add coconut, saute till light brownAdd coconut, saute till light brown

Put roasted ingredients in a mixwer jar, grind to fine pastePut roasted ingredients in a mixwer jar, grind to fine paste

Heat 2 tbsp oilHeat 2 tbsp oil

Add mustard seedsAdd mustard seeds

Add chana dalAdd chana dal

Add urad dalAdd urad dal

Add curry leavesAdd curry leaves

Add dry red chilli, green chilliAdd dry red chilli, green chilli

Add onion saute till softAdd onion saute till soft

Add garlicAdd garlic

Add asafoetidaAdd asafoetida

Add drumstick leaves, saute for 2 minAdd drumstick leaves, saute for 2 min

Add tomato saute till softAdd tomato saute till soft

Add turmeric powderAdd turmeric powder

Add red chilli powderAdd red chilli powder

Add ground pasteAdd ground paste

Add water, let it boilAdd water, let it boil

Add boiled toor dalAdd boiled toor dal

Add saltAdd salt

Add tamarind waterAdd tamarind water

Let it boilLet it boil

Add jaggery, let it boil for 2 minAdd jaggery

Add corainder leaves, cut off heatSoak dry red chilli in warm water for 10 min

Drumstick leaves sambarDrumstick leaves sambar

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