Malabar Sambar

1)Vegetables(2 carrots,1 small eggplant,4 drumsticks,1 potato,1 capcicum,1 tomato,1/2 cup green peas,1 medium red onion )
2)1/2 cup toor dal
3)1/2 cup grated coconut
4)1 tbsp tamrind
5)1 tbsp chilli powder
6)1 tbsp chopped ginger
7)1 tsp turmeric powder
8) 1 tbsp coriander powder
9)Curry leaves to garnish
10)Coriander leaves to garnish
13)1 tsp mustard
14)1 pinch asafetida
15)1 tsp fenugeek seeds
16)1 tbsp sambar powder.

1)Cook tool dal in pressure cooker for 1 whistle
2)Add the roughly cut vegetables to the cooker for another whistle
3)Heat a vessel ,add 1 tbsp of oil
4)Add 1 tbsp of finely chopped onion and sort it till golden brown
5)Add the grated coconut , sort til it turns golden brown in low flame
6)Add chilli powder and coriander powder
7)Keep it aside to cool down
8)Grind it to form a semi liquid paste(add ½ cup of water while grinding)
9)In low flame add tamrind water(smash the tamrind into 1/2 cup of water) and salt to the cooked vegetables and dal
10)Add turmeric powder and sambar powder
11)When it starts to boil add the coconut paste
12)Add asafotida and bring it to boil
13) In a pan,take 1 tsp of oil
14)Add mustard, curry leaves and dried chilli
15)Add it to the curry and finally garnish it with finely chopped coriander leaves.
16)Serve it hot with steamed rice.

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