Mango Murungai Palaakottai sambar

This sambar is famous in Thanjavur district and is made with mango, drumstick and jackfruit seeds. In Summer, all the above three vegetables are available plenty and you will definitely find this sambar in every household at least once in a week.

Mango Murungai Palaakottai sambar

Mango Murungai Palaakottai sambar

Recipe by S Kamala
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: KuzhambuCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Medium


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This sambar is famous in Thanjavur district and is made with mango, drumstick and jackfruit seeds.


  • Drumstick (Murungaikai) – 1

  • Jackfruit seeds – 5 to 6

  • Mango – 1 (small size)

  • Tomato -1

  • Thoor dhal – 1 cup

  • Tamarind – small lemon size

  • Sambar powder – 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon

  • For seasoning:
  • 2 teaspoon oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard

  • A pinch of asafoetida

  • Few curry leaves

  • Sambar onion – 4 or 5

  • Green chillies – 2


  • Wash thuvar dhal and add two cups of water along with a pinch of turmeric powder and pressure cook till soft.
  • Soak tamarind in water and squeeze out the juice.
  • Cut tomato into medium size pieces.
  • Cut jackfruit seeds into two and remove the white skin. Add two cups of water and cook till it is soft.
  • Cut drumstick into 2 to 3 inch pieces. Cut mango along with the nutshell. If you use big mango, then just cut a two to three big pieces.
  • Add drumstick into a vessel. Add cooked jackfruit seeds and add water just to cover the vegetables.
  • Add tomato pieces, salt, sambar powder, turmeric powder and cook on medium flame for five to six minutes.
  • Then add mango pieces and cook till mango is soft. Mango cooks fast and you have to add after the drumstick is cooked.
  • Now add tamarind juice and allow to boil.
  • Then add the cooked thuvar dhal mashed well.
  • In a kadai add the oil and when it is hot add the mustard.
  • When it pops up, add asafoetida, cut onions, green chillies and curry leaves and fry for a while.
  • Add this to the sambar. Mix well and remove from the stove.

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  1. Looks great, Kamala! Nice use of jackfruit seeds. 🙂

  2. Hi Kalai, thank you for your comments. You can also prepare sambar only with Jackfruit seeds. Check here:

    Curry can also be made with jackfruit seeds. Check here:(

  3. Ananya Mahadevan

    Yummieeeeeeeeeee plakkottai sambar.. Truly lipsmackin. I can feel the fragrance of it by just looking at this picture.. in Madurai Dt, it is colloquially termed as Plaakkottai. 🙂

  4. Srividya Chandramouli

    Dear mam,

    All the dishes are very nice and interesting.this website is truly informative.thanks for creating the website.

  5. Vimal Kumar

    I’m going to try this today……Thanks for your recipes

  6. really yummy

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