Drumstick (Murungakkai) Koottu Sambar Recipe | How To Make Murungakkai Sambar

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Lentil and drumstick stew is a flavorful vegan dish that will leave you full of joy. This simple dish uses only two ingredients – lentils and drumsticks, but they are nevertheless the star players in this recipe! Drumsticks have long been used by South Indian cooks to add flavor to dishes like sambar vegetables because their flavors lend themselves well not just as an accompaniment, but also when cooked on there own. If it’s your first time cooking with these bad boys then I recommend starting off with this kootu where they’re combined alongside some aromatic spices for a fragrant one pot meal that can be served straight up or over rice if you want something more filling.

Drumstick (Murungakkai) Koottu Sambar Recipe | How To Make Murungakkai Sambar

Difficulty: Advanced Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 3
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Drumstick is known for its iron content and it is believed to increase our overall libido and keeps us active all day. Here is the recipe with this nutritious vegetable that makes it rich in protein as we add dhal and fiber as we add coconut. Pepper and jeera is good for digestion. Let us see this recipe of Drumstick koottu.





  1. Cut drumsticks to 1.5 inch pieces and boil water and cook them. Keep aside. If water is excess put moong dhal in the same water and cook it until tender do not overcook or mash it.

  2. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan and roast urid dhal, red chili, pepper, separately and grind along with coconut and jeera to a smooth paste.

  3. Mix boiled drumstick, dhal, ground paste in a vessel. Add salt to taste and bring to boil. When all combines and boil remove from fire.

  4. Heat a spoonful of coconut oil (best) or any other cooking oil and add mustard seeds to it, when it splutters add curry leaves and put this seasoning onto the koottu. Now delicious, tasty healthy murungakkai kootu is ready for you to eat. It goes well with thengai (coconut) thuvaiyal rice.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 176kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g20%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 10mg1%
Potassium 167mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 13g5%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Protein 2g4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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