Sambhar

Ingredients

Pigeon Peas (toover dal) - 100 gms, Drumstick - 1 stick, Brinjal - 1 (small), Pumpkin - 100 gms, Onion - 1 (small), Tamarind juice - 2 to 3 tbsps (thick), Tikhalal - ½ tsp, Salt to taste, Sambhar Masala - 1 heaped tbsp, Oil - 2 tsp, Red Chilli - 1, Fenugreek - ¼ tsp, Mustard - ½ tsp, Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs, Asafoetida - a pinch.

Method

Serves 4

Soak dal for 30 mins. Boil the soaked dal for about 10 mins. Now add pieces of drumstick, brinjal, pumpkin and onion. Add thick tamarind juice, Tikhalal & salt. Add Sambhar Masala. Heat oil separately. Add red chilli, fenugreek, mustard, curry leaves, a pinch of asafoetida. Now pour into the sambhar and boil for 2 mins.