Toor dal : 3/4 cup
Murungaikai / Drumstick : 3
Tamarind : a small lemon size
Tomato : 1
Sambar powder : 2 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds : 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds : 1/2 tsp
Soak dal for 1/2 an hour and pressure cook it with turmeric powder for 5 whistles.
Soak tamarind in 1 cup water and extract juice from it.
Cur the drumstick in 1 inch long piece and add it to the tamarind water.
Add sambar powder,salt,asafoetida and chopped tomato to the tamarind water and let it boil until the drumstick is thoroughly cooked.
Add mashed dal to the boiling mixture and mix well.
Let it boil on low flame for 10 minutes.
Add coriander leaves.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan,add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
Add 1 broken red chilly ,fenugreek seed,curry leaves and fry.
Add it to the sambar and mix well.
Serve hot with steamed rice.