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1. Tur(Arhar) dal - 100 grams
2. Potato - 1 (cut in 1" square pieces)
Drumstick - 2(cut in 2" long pieces)
Ladyfinger - 6 (cut in 1" pieces)
Ash gourd(Petha) - 100 grams( cut in 1" square pieces)
3. Tomato - 500 grams
4.. Red chillies - 6-8
Coriander seeds - 2 tablespoons
fenugreek seeds - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida - 5 grams.
5. Turmeric powder - 1/8 teaspoon
6. Coconut oil - 1 tablespoon
7. Mustaard seeds(sarason) - 1/2 teaspoon
8. curry leaves - 2 strand

Method of preparation:

Wash and cook the dal with turmeric powder and water till soft. Boil and puree the tomatoes and keep aside. Roast on medium fire the red chillies, coriander seeds and asafoetida till the coriander seeds gives out a roasted smell. Add fenugreek seeds and roast for 1 more minute, Remove from fire, keep aside for 5 minutes and then grind the masalas to a fine powder. Cook the vegetables(except pieces of lady finger) with water and salt till half done. Add the pieces of ladyfinger and cook till all vegetables are done. Add the dal, tomato puree and masala powder. The consistency of the sambar should not be thick nor should it be too thin. Bring to a boil. Remove from fire. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves. When the mustard seeds crackle, remove from fire and add to the sambar. Your sambar is ready to serve

Note: If you like the taste of tamarind, you can use the pulp of 1 lemon size tamarind instead of tomatoes..