Thursday, January 13, 2011

Drumstick and Lentil Stew, aka Murungakai Sambar

Amongst the zillions of sambar varieties, this is probably one of the best I love, simply because of the little drumsticks in it that add so much flavour and comfort (think of the fact that you have to pick them up and artfully drive them between your teeth to remove that yummy flesh!). Added fresh tamarind pulp perfects it and remember to use fresh sambar powder, since spices can be unforgiving to the taste if kept for a longer time.

Great on its own if not too hot, but pairs well with plain rice- how can it not, world?






11 comments :

girlichef said...

What is a drumstick? Of course I automatically think chicken...but I know that's not the type of drumstick you're talking about. I'm intrigued...this stew looks so delicious.

Adelina said...

:) I certainly am referring to the plant whose stem is used in cooking- more on the drumstick here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moringa_oleifera

girlichef said...

Thanks for the link, I'll go check it out :)

Swathi said...

Looks delicious I love drumstick, miss them.

meeso said...

Lovely pictures, looks absolutely perfect!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! Looks absolutely delicious, love to have that plate of lunch.

Soumya said...

yummy sambhar...perfect lunch....can I have that plate? yum yum yum!

Priya said...

Slurp,wat a comforting stew, soooo tempting platter..

Alessandra said...

It looks delicious, even if I don't know what fresh sambar powder is :-)

ciao

Alessandra

griffen said...

i love rice, like way to much i think. thats the asian in me ;)

also tamarind. looks so delicious.

honeybeecooksjackfruit said...

Me too! Drumstick is my favorite for sambhar. Its just sooo rare to get the fresh ones and I dont like frozen. Craving it now!

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