Sakthi Masala


Main Ingredient : Dal

Dal comes with the southern flavors and an extremely healthy addition that is the drumstick. An easy sambar is enhanced with a sizzling tadka of ghee and curry leaves. Pressure cook, temper, and serve, that’s how easy it is to enjoy this wholesome dish.



2 Servings

Prep Time15 mins Cook Time15 mins Total Time30 mins


  • 1 Cup Urad dal
  • 2 Medium-sized drumsticks cut into 5cm pieces
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 10-15 Curry Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 Green chilies chopped
  • 1 tbsp Chopped ginger-garlic
  • 1 medium Tomato chopped
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • Salt according to taste


  • Wash the dal properly and soak for some time (preferable an hour).
  • In a pressure cooker, add the soaked dal, drumstick pieces, onion, ginger garlic, chili, and a couple of curry leaves. Pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles.
  • Let the pressure release naturally; now add a pinch of Kasuri methi to the dal.
  • In a pan heat ghee, once hot add asafoetida, mustard seeds, cumin, and curry leaves. Heat for some seconds and make sure not to burn this.
  • Add on top of the ghee and close the lid. Open the lid after a minute or 2 and serve hot.