Friday, October 19, 2012


This is one of the important dish in Tamil Nadu. It goes with rice, idli, dosa, pongal, upma.


Toor dal
½ cup
big gooseberry size
Onion Chopped
½ cup
½ cup
10 pieces (2 inches)
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Sambar powder
1 tsp
Chili powder
¼ tsp
Fenugreek seeds
¼ tsp
Mustard seeds
¼ tsp
Green Chili
Curry leaves



  1. Pressure cook Toor dal until mushy, Drain the water and mash that. Soak tamrind in water and make thick pure.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds, once that turns brown add onion, green chili, curry leaves, cilantro.
  3. After onion turns translucent add tomatoes wait until it cooks.
  4. Now add drumstick and give a stir, add tamrind pure cook until raw smell goes, add all powders and let it boil once.
  5. Add the mashed toor dal and salt enough water. Wait until the drumstick cooks finally add some cilantro and turn off.
  6. Serve with Rice, dosa, idli, etc.
Note: Instead of drumstick you can add other vegetables like radish, carrot, potato,eggplant,pearl onoin. Each vegetable give different taste.

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