1/2 cup Tuar Dal
Brinjal, Okra, Pumpkin, Drumsticks all together cubed about 2 cups
1/2 tsp turmeric
Salt to taste
1 tsp tamarind paste
1/2 tsp jaggery
2 tbsps chopped coriander leaves
Masala for grinding:
1 tsp oil
1 tsp fenugreek
1 tbsp coriander seeds
2 red chillies
1/2 tsp hing
1/2 cup grated coconut
2 tsp sambar powder( I use 777 Sambar Pwd)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 red chilly
1/2 tsp hing
1 tbsp shallots minced
a few curry leaves
Cook the dal till tender, I use a pressure cooker.
Cook the vegetables with salt and turmeric and 1 cup of water, once cooked add tamarind paste.
Let it boil well.
Meanwhile make the ground masala, heat oil add fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, red chillies, and hing, stir till golden, do not burn.
Add coconut, stir for a few minutes add sambar powder, and remove from heat.
Grind to a fine paste with about 1/2 cup water.
Add this paste to the boiling vegetables.
Add the cooked dal, and about 1/2 cup water check the consistency add more water if required.
Remove from heat once the sambar comes together, add coriander leaves.
Heat oil for the seasoning, add the mustard seeds, red chilly, hing, curry leaves, and shallots.
Fry till golden brown, pour over sambar.
Serve with rice.