Kathirikkai Murungaikai Sambar (Eggplant Drumstick Lentil Gravy)

Serving:4 |Type: Veg Gravy


Small Kathirikkai(cut big) -4
Murungaikai(drumstick) -1
Onion(diced) -¼ cup
Tomato(diced) -1
Green Chili(slit) -1
Thoor Dhal -½ cup
Sambar Powder -2tbsp
Tamarind -marble size
Turmeric -pinch
Salt -to taste
Water 2 to 3cups
Coriander Leaves -1tbsp


Oil -1tbsp
Mustard -½tsp
Urad Dhal -½tsp
Cumin -¼tsp
Fenugreek -¼tsp
Asafotida -¼tsp
Red Chili -1
Curry Leaves -few


  1. Pressure cook the thoor dhal with water and pinch of asafetida until 3 whistle then keep it simmer for 10 minutes turn off the stove.
  2. Cut drumstick about 3 inch pieces and keep it aside.
  3. Soak the tamarind with ½ a cup of water about 15 minutes squeeze out the juice and keep it aside.
  4. Take a heavy bottom vessel heat with oil add seasonings fry without burning.
  5. Add onion, green chili,  pinch of salt and turmeric sauté well then add tomato sauté until tomato get mash.
  6. Now add kathirikkai and murungakkai sauté for 2 minutes then add sambar powder  mix well then add tamarind juice, salt and water.
  7. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes until vegetables get soft then add cooked thoor dhal boil it for 5 minutes then garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Serve with rice, idly or dosa.


  1. If you don’t want onion and tomato you can avoid.
  2. You can pressure cook the sambar for 1 whistle.
  3. If you cook in the open pot you can cook separately murungakkai  in the microwave for 5 minutes with salt and water then add it with sambar.
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