Sambar and Dosa with SDS sambar masala

  •   Split Pigeon Peas/Toor Dal soaked 1/2 cup
  • SDS Sambhar Masala
  • Drumstick peeled 1
  • Potato peeled 1 medium
  • Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) peeled 50 grams
  • Salt- 2 tablespoon
  • Oil 2 tablespoons
  • Sambhar onions 10-15
  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves 15-20
  • Green chillies slit 2
  • Dried red chillies broken 1     
  •  Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon


  • Heat 2 cups water in a deep nonstick pan. Cut drumstick into 1 inch pieces and add to the pan. Cube potato and red pumpkin and add along with a pinch of salt. Cover and cook till vegetables are cooked.
  • Pressure cook dal with 1 ½ tablespoon salt and 1 cup water till 3-4 whistles are given out. Open the lid of the cooker when the pressure reduces completely and mash the dal well. Heat oil in a deep nonstick pan. Slice Sambhar onions.
  • Add mustard seeds, curry leaves and sambhar onions to the oil in the pan and sauté. Add green chilies and continue to sauté till fragrant.
  • Add red chilly and 4 tablespoon SDS Sambhar Masala and mix and sauté for 1 minute. Add a little water and mix. Add dal and cook, stirring for 3-4 minutes. Add the vegetables along with the water in which they were cooked and mix.
  • Add tamarind pulp and mix well. Adjust consistency by adding water as required. Simmer for 4-5 minutes. Serve hot with hot steamed rice or with idli or dosa.

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