Sambar recipe

1 cup Toor dal
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Asafoetida powder
1 tsp Oil
3-4 cloves Garlic
3 cups water

Cook all these together in a pressure pan .

Soak a little ball of tamarind in hot water for 15 minutes.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a heavy bottomed pan.
Add 1 tsp mustard seeds.
Add 1 medium sized onion (finely chopped).
Add 1 medium sized tomato (finely chopped).
Add 3-4 green chillies(split lengthwise)
Add your favourite vegetable,preferably drumstick/brinjal/ladies finger(okra)/capsicum/beans/carrot.
Add 3 cups of water,then 1 tsp chilli powder and salt to taste.

When the vegetable is cooked well ,add the cooked dal .
Bring it to boil ,then add the extracted tamarind juice .
Boil this upto 7-10 minutes till the raw smell of tamarind goes out.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander and curry leaves.

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