Channa, Brinjal, Drumstick Sambar – Salem style

Wednesday,March 12, 2008 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

2/3 cup Channa soaked in water overnight
10-12 big – cut – pieces of (brinjal)
8-10 pieces – cut – drumsticks
1 or2 medium size  onion
1 or3 medium size tomato
4-5 kari veppillai leaves
1/2 tea spoon kadugu

1/2 tea spoon milagai podi (optional)
1 tea spn sambhar podi
1/2 tea spoon tamarind juice / pulp
2 tea spoon – Kothumalli leaves
Soak chickpeas overnight and cook 6 – 7 whistles in a pressure cooker.
Make sure to drain off all liquid and give a good wash

Heat a little oil and add kadugu seeds.



When they start cracking, add kari veppillai leaves and onion.
Fry till onions are slightly brownish. Add tomatoes and salt.
Fry for 2-3 minutes till tomatoes become soft
(salt helps in cooking tomatoes faster).
Now add brinjal and drumsticks, pour in half a cup of water.
Cover the pan and cook on a medium heat till they are done (do not overcook).

Add chili powder, sambar powder, boiled & cooled channa. Mix well.
Add the tamarind juice/pulp.
Cook for another 3-4mins.
Remove from stove and garnish with kothumalli leaves. (Remember, this is a dry dish unlike any other sambar which is like gravy).
Serve hot




Serves : 3-4

Preparation time : 30mins  



** recipe sent by Ramesh

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