Muringayila Sambar (Drumstick leaves Sambar


Drumstick leaves (muringayila) is one of the best leafy vegetables. Drumstick  leaves are good for health and disease prevention.  You can make a delicious sambar with drumstick leaves.


 1. Drumstick leaves- Two cups

 2. 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 

     1/2 tsp Asafoetida powder 

     1/4 tsp Fenugreek powder 

     1 tsp Chili powder 

     1.5 tsp coriander powder

 3. 1/2 cup Toor dal

 4. 2 medium Onion

 5. 1 Tomato

 6.  3 Green chillies

 7. Tamarind - about the size of a gooseberry

 8. Salt - as needed

 9.  1 tbsp Coconut oil

 10.  1 tsp Mustard 

 11.  2 Dried Chillies

 12.  4 Small onions

 13.  4  cups of water


Drumstick leaves should be washed well and finely chopped.

Roast  the second ingredients in a pan over a low heat.

In a pressure cooker, add toor dal, onion, tomato, green chillies, tamarind paste, roasted masala, two cups of water and salt and cook until three whistles come.

Heat the coconut oil in another pan and splutter the mustard.  Add dried chillies and finely chopped onion and when the onion turns brown, add the leaves.

When the water in the coriander leaves dries , add the sambar, 2 cups of boiling water and enough salt.

When it boils well, turn off the heat.

Delicious and nutritious muringayila sambar is ready.

It is a good combination with dosha, idli and rice.



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