Murungai Keerai Sambar Recipe – Drumstick Leaves Sambar

Murungai Keerai Sambar Recipe is a delicious sambar made from drumstick leaves also known as Moringa leaves that is cooked along with sambar onions, mooli, sambar powder in tamarind water. It is very important to use a homemade sambar powder to get the best taste from the Murungai Keerai Sambar Recipe.  Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal), Tamarind Water, Drumstick Leaves (Moringa/Murungai Keerai), Mooli/ Mullangi (Radish), Pearl onions (Sambar Onions), Sambar Powder, Salt, Ghee, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), SSP Asafoetida (Hing)   1 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal) 1 cup Tamarind Water 200 grams Drumstick Leaves (Moringa/Murungai Keerai) 1 Mooli/ Mullangi (Radish) , cut into dices 1 cup Pearl onions (Sambar Onions) , halved 2 tablespoons Sambar Powder Salt , to taste For Seasoning 1 tablespoon Ghee 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1/2 teaspoon SSP Asafoetida (Hing)     15   20     To begin making the Murungai Keerai Sambar Recipe – Drumstick Leaves Sambar, first prep all the ingredients and keep them ready.Into a pressure cooker, add the tamarind water, onion, mooli, Murungai Keerai, salt and sambar powder. Add 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.Turn off the heat and release the pressure immediately, to prevent the Murungai Keerai from getting over cooked. Into a pressure cooker, add the toor dal along with 2-1/2 cups of water, turmeric powder and pressure cook for 2 whistles. After 2 whistles, turn the heat to low and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes and turn off the heat.Allow the pressure to release naturally. Once released, open the pressure cooker and mash the dal well using a potato masher.Add the cooked dal into the Murungai Keerai Sambar masala and stir well. Check the salt and adjust accordingly. Heat ghee in a tadka pan over medium heat; add the mustard seeds and allow it to cracke. Add the asafoetida and curry leaves and turn off the heat.Pour this seasoning over the Murungai Keerai Sambar and give it a brisk boil for a couple of minutes and turn off the heat.Transfer the Murungai Keerai Sambar to a serving bowl and serve hot.Serve the Murungai Keerai Sambar Recipe, along with steamed rice, cabbage poriyal and a Carrot Cucumber Tomato Salad with Lemon and Coriander Recipe for a classic south indian lunch or dinner. You can also pack the Murungai Keerai Sambar into a lunch box by mixing it along with rice.