Ponnanganni keerai sambar recipe
spinach sambar made with water amaranth and drumsticks
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
- 3/4 cup tur dal
- 1.5 cups water
- 3 cups Ponnanganni keerai/water amaranth - Chopped
- 1.5 tsp oil
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
- 1 large pinch asafoetida
- 1 large onion - chopped
- 1 large tomato - chopped
- 1 cup drumstick - sambar cut
- 1/4 cup tamarind water
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- salt to taste
- 2 tsp sambar powder
- 1.5 tsp ghee
Pressure Cook the tur dal with enough water to 3-4 whistles. Mash and keep it ready.
Heat oil in a pot and crackle mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, onions and fry the onions till brown.
Further add tomatoes and fry till mushy.
When the tomatoes are cooked and soft, add drumstick, salt, turmeric powder, tamarind water and water.
Mix well and let it boil for 5 minutes.
Open and add the chopped greens and cook till they are soft.
When the greens are cooked, add cooked dal, sambar powder, water(if required) and let it boil for 5 more minutes.
lastly, add ghee, mix again and serve hot!