Sambhar Andhra Style

1 cup tur dal(split red gram,kandi pappu)-washed and boiled till soft or pressure cooked
1 chopped big tomato
5-6 baby onions (peeled)
15 Drum Stick pieces ( boiled for 10min)
3-4 slit green chillis
2 tsp sambhar pwd(MTR is a good brand)
2 tbsp tamarind paste (or big lemon sized tamarind pulp soaked in warm water to remove the extract)
1 tbsp salt
1/4 bunch Coriander

2-3 Red chillies
1/4 tbsp mustard seeds, cumin seeds
10 fenugreek seeds
3-4 Garlic pods
Curry Leaves

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a deep vessel. Add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, dry red chilli and Garlic pods and fry till fenugreek seeds turn brown.
Add all the veggies along with slit green chillies and fry for 2min
Now add Turmeric powder, Sambhar powder and salk and mix well.
Add the pressure-cooked tur dal along with 2 cups of water and cook for 4 more minutes.
Once the mixture begins to boil, add tamarind pulp, add two crushed garlic pods and ¼ bunch of coriander leaves and let it boil till the rawness of tamarind disappears. Now the hot piping and very tasty sambhar is ready to be served.. you can have it with Rice, idli or Dosa. 

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