I have recently tried some authentic Indian sambar, and absolutely fell in love with the dish. I want to try making it myself in the near future. However, there is something about it that confuses me.
The variety I had was "drumstick sambar", which is made with an Indian vegetable called drumsticks (or Moringa). The sambar I had was absolutely loaded with them, but there was one problem: I don't think that these were actually edible. They basically seem to have the texture and taste of corn husks. Are you supposed to eat these, or do you just discard them after cooking? If the latter, how exactly do you go about doing it? Since the dish is essentially like a soup, it's not the easiest thing in the world to pick out all of these "sticks" that are spread throughout it, and eating around them is tough!
I'm hoping that someone can enlighten me, because I feel kind of silly right now haha.