Pressure Cooker Carrot And Drumstick Sambar#MultiCookerMonday

This is quick one pot pressure cooker sambar, so quick an easy to prepare. Just add all the ingredients and take 2 whistles on high flame and your sambar is ready.  
Thanks to Multi Cooker Monday where we can cook and post in all our small appliances, where other wise are hardly used. 

½  Cup Tur Dal
1 Large  
Carrot - cut int sticks 
1 Tomato –  cut into four pieces
4 Drumsticks - cleaned and cut into long pieces 
1 Green Chilly
2 Teaspoons  Instant Sambar Masala Powder- Homemade
1 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
1 Teaspoon Heaped Coriander Powder

½ Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 Small Lemon Size Ball Tamarind
Salt to taste
1 Teaspoon Jaggery

A Sprig Curry Leaves 
For the Tadka
2 Tablespoons Oil
1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
1 Teaspoon Urad dal
1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds 
¼ Teaspoon  Asafoetida
A Sprig Curry Leaves


Wash and soak the tur dal for atleast an hour.
Soak the tamarind in ½ cup warm water.
In a pressure  pan , add tur dal,  drumsticks, carrot, tomatoes whole green chilly,  all the given spices, jaggery, salt to taste . Add water  to the level of the veggies , give it a good mix .  Place this on high flame bring the water to a boil, when it come to boil cover with the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles on high flame. Turn off the heat and let the steam settle  by itself. Open the cooker and set aside.
Add the tamarind juice and enough water, to make a gravy consistency and bring this to a boil.  Let this simmer for at least 5  to 7 minutes on low.
In a small takda pan,  heat oil, add mustard, urad dal, cumin seeds , curry leaves and asafoetida and let them sizzle. Add  this tadak to the dal and mix well.
Serve with rice or idli.  
Lables:  Sambar, Pressure Cooker, South Indian, Dal, Carrot, Drumstick, Instant Sambar Masala Powder, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Multicooker Monday,  Vegan, Gluten free,  No Onion No Garlic
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Pressure Cooker Carrot And Drumstick Sambar from Sneha's Recipe
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Slow Cooker Recipes:
Maple & Honey Butter Crockpot Sweet Potatoes from Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas from A Day in the Life on the Farm

Sous Vide Recipes:
Sous Vide Bone-in Leg of Lamb from Food Lust People Love
Sous Vide Chicken from Sid's Sea Palm Cooking

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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. One of my favorite things to have with dosa! The drumstick can be hard to find but I have spotted it in the freezer section.

  2. That's a whole lot of ingredients I'm not familiar with - but it really looks like a warm and cozy meal!

  3. I'm not sure what you mean by drumsticks. I was expecting chicken legs.

    1. Drumsticks are the long, green vegetable, also known as moringa. We had a tree with these edible pods in my front yard in Dubai but there are hard to find in the States.

  4. This sounds so delicious! I always love your recipes.

  5. Very tasty and so quick in the pressure cooker! Lovely dish, Sneha.