Utthapam with Samber
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1/2 cupToor/ Arhar Dal
1/4 cupBMC Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
4 tbspOil
1 lemon sized ballTamarind
1/2 tspMustard seeds
4Whole dry red chillies broken
1/2 teaspoonFenugreek seeds (methi dana)
1/4 teaspoonBMC Asafoetida (Hing)
4Green chillies slit
10 - 12Curry leaves
2Drumsticks 2½ inch pieces
1 1/2 tspBMC Samber Powder
To tasteSalt
Step 1
Cook the dal in a pressure cooker with two and a half cups of water, BMC Turmeric Powder (Haldi) and one teaspoon oil for three whistles. Open lid once the pressure has reduced and mash the cooked dal lightly with a wooden spoon.
Step 2
Soak tamarind in a cup of warm water. Extract the pulp and keep aside.
Step 3
Heat the remaining oil in a thick-bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds and when they start spluttering, add dry red chillies, fenugreek seeds and BMC Asafoetida (Hing).
Step 4
Stir and add green chillies, curry leaves and drumsticks and cook for one minute on medium heat. Add BMC Samber Powder, salt and one cup water.
Step 5
Reduce heat and simmer for approx. 8 minutes or till drumsticks are cooked. Add tamarind pulp, boiled dal and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Step 6
Serve hot with steamed rice and papad.