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Serves :

Preparation Time :
20 minutes

Cooking Time :
20 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • The Tempering: Put the oil and ghee in a wok over medium heat. When the oil is hot add the tempering ingredients, over medium heat, till the mustard seeds splutter and the dhal turns golden.
  • Add the onions and tomatoes and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Sprinkle in ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder with drumsticks and sauté at least for 2 minutes.
  • Mix in Sāmbhar powder, tamarind paste. Cook covered for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Adjust seasoning with salt.
  • Add the cooked dhal with 2 cups of warm water. Stir and cook covered for about 5 minutes or until drumsticks are tender.
  • Garnish with the coriander leaves and serve hot.


  • 90 grams toor dhal, washed, soaked, drained and cooked to creamy consistency
  • 60 grams chopped tomatoes
  • 3-4 drumsticks, peeled and cut into batons
  • 1 tablespoon sāmbhar powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 60 grams onions finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon tamarind juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • 30 grams chopped fresh coriander leaves


  • 50 ml Cooking oil
  • ½ teaspoon asafetida powder
  • 1 dried red chili
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds  
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon urad dhal

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