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Drumstick-Paruppu Kuzhambu

Popular in Tamil Nadu

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

This can be said as a Sambar prepared without sambar masala powder and chilli powder.This Paruppu Kuzhambu is popular in south-Tamil Nadu.very tasty Kuzhambu to try.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings


    • Toor Dhal - 1 cup
    • Drumstick - 2 no.s(cut into pieces)
    • tamarind(2 cm size) pulp - 1 cup
    • grated coconut - 1/2 cup(ground as a fine paste with 1 garlic
    • clove,1/2 tsp cumin seeds,1
    • small(sambar) onion and 3 green chillies)
    • green chillies - 6 no.s(slit lengthwise)
    • tomato(finely chopped) - 1 no.
    • onion - 1/2 no(sliced)
    • garlic cloves -7 no.s
    • cumin seeds - 1 tsp
    • asafoetida powder - 1/2 tsp
    • chopped coriander leaves - 2 tsp
    • turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
    • ghee - 2 tsp
    • salt - 2tsp

    for seasoning:

    • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
    • sambar onions (chopped)-4 no.s
    • curry leaves - a sprig
    • coconut oil - 2 tsp

    Directions

    1. Pressure cook the toor dhal with green chillies-6 no.s,chopped tomato,onion slices,garlic cloves,cumin seeds,asafotida powder,chopped coriander leaves - 1 tsp,turmeric powder and 3 cups water upto 6 whistle.Mash the cooked dhal after sometime and keep aside.
    2. Cook the drumstick pieces in 3 cups water with salt and turmeric powder.
    3. Take the Pressure pan with mashed dhal and add the cooked drumsticks with water.Bring it to boil with needed salt for 3 mins.
    4. Add the tamarind pulp and cook for 6-7 mins till the tamarind odour diminishes.
    5. Now add the coconut paste and a tsp of chopped coriander leaves.Bring it to boil for 5-6 mins.
    6. Add ghee on top, cover the pressure pan with a lid and keep aside.
    7. Take a non-stick frying pan,heat coconut oil, then put mustard seeds,cumin seeds,sambar onions and saute well then add curry leaves and saute for a min. Add this to the Paruppu Kuzhambu. and cover the lid for 10 mins.
    8. Serve this Drumstick- Paruppu Kuzhambu with rice,Spicy Yam Fry,Pappadam and Tasty Fish Fry.

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