How to make Dal with Drumsticks -

A simple dal but loaded with flavour.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Drumsticks (सेजन की फली), Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) (तुवर दाल/अरहर दाल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Dal with Drumsticks

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dal with Drumsticks Recipe

  • Drumsticks scraped and cut into 2 inch pieces 2-3

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) pressure cooked with turmeric powder 2 cups

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Green chillies chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2-3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Tamarind pulp ½ teaspoon

  • Scraped coconut fresh ½ cup


Step 1

Put cooked pigeon peas in a non-stick pan, add drumsticks, onion, green chillies and coriander leaves and mix well. Add some water, mix and bring to boil. Cover and cook on low heat for 6-7 minutes.

Step 2

Add salt, asafoetida and tamarind pulp, mix and cook till drumsticks are fully done.

Step 3

Add coconut and mix well.

Step 4

Serve hot.

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