Toor dhal - 1 cup
Radish - 1
Red Onion - 1 chopped into thin long pieces
Tomato - 2 small chopped fine
Tamarind - a small 2 inch piece
Sambar powder - 1 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
salt as needed
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds, urad dhal , methi seeds, curry leaves, ingu.
1. Soak tamarind in water before you start this sambar.
2. Pressure cook toor dhal in enough water for 2 whistles.
3. In a thick vessel add water,turmeric powder, sambar powder and radish( peeled and chopped big...if it is thin then chop in thin round shapes)....cook till the radish is 3/4 th cooked. In a different kadai fry onions and tomatoes and add to the radish cooking vessel.. also add cooked toor dhal and tamarind pulp ... allow everything to boil for 5 to 10 minutes....finally add salt.
4. In a small kadai heat a tbsp of oil and add mustard seeds, urad dhal, curry leaves,ingu and methi seeds( in the end) and add to the sambar. Garnish with chopped cilantro.