This is my MIL’s method of making drumstick sambar. My MIl’s sambar is very easy when compared with my mom’s version. There is no grinding job .. A tsp of sambar powder is enough to make this yummy sambar. After many attempts , i got hooked to this measurement .I usually add my MIL’s home made sambar powder for this sambar but u can use store bought sambar powder too. My in-laws are here in my place. I made this sambar last week and it was tasting great. My in-laws loved it. Here i have given the measurements for 4 people. U can either half the quantity for two people or make the same quantity and use it for lunch & dinner. This sambar can be converted to idli sambar by adding a powder which i have given in “notes” section. We usually do this for left over sambar..It tastes similar to hotel sambar..Do try this sambar & let me know ur feedback friends
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|How to convert this sambar to idli sambar|
For converting this sambar into idli sambar , add the below powder & allow it to boil . Add lots of coriander leaves & serve hot with idli , dosa. U can also saute & add small / big onions & one tomato to get additional flavour..
Roast all the above ingredients in a drop of oil till u get a nice smell. Powder them nicely and add this to sambar. In a kadai , add a tsp of oil and saute the onions & tomatoes. Add 1/2 cup of water and cook them. Then add the sambar. Allow it boil . Garnish with coriander leaves & serve hot adding a tsp of ghee !!