Ingredients required For sambar: Oil - 2 tsp Mustard seeds - 1 tsp Methi/fenugreek seeds - ¼ tsp Pinch of hing / asafoetida A few curry leaves Green chilli - 2 (slit) Shallots - 4 Tomato - 1 (chopped) Drumstick - 5 pieces Turmeric - ¼ tsp Jaggery - ½ tsp Salt - 1 tsp Water - 1 cup Tamarind extract - ¾ cup Toor dal - 1 cup (boiled) Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (finely chopped) How to make sambar. 1. In a kadai heat, 2 tsp of oil, add mustard & methi seeds, a few curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida and let it splutter. 2. Add shallots and chillies and saute for a minute till it changes colour. 3. Add tomato and continue to cook till tomatoes soften. 4. Add mixed vegetables and saute for 2 minutes. 5. Further, add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp jaggery, 1 tsp salt and 1 cup water mix well, cover and boil for 10 minutes. 6. Add ¾ cup tamarind extract and mix well. Cover and boil for 10 more minutes. 7. Add boiled toor dal and water mix well, and let it simmer on low flame until the flavours are well absorbed. 8. Add in 2 tbsp coriander leaves and mix well. 9. Enjoy the sambar with hot steamed idli.