This tiffin Sambar goes very well with Idli, dosa,pongal and ulundu vadai(Garelu). The taste of sambar is derived from the spices used in it. This is a hotel style tiffin sambar with Pictures . Toor dal is one of most important ingredient used in preparing the popular south Indian dish sambar .Toor dal or Tur dal is staple food in Indian cuisine.Tur dal is one of most prominent lentil among all the others available and exhibits a thick gelatinous meaty consistency.It is easily digestible and absorbs the flavor of other spices quickly. Ingredients Toor Dal - 1/3 cup. drumstick - 2. [chopped]. Pearl onions - 10. tomato(big) - 1. tamarind - small amla size. turmeric - 1 pinch. oil - to fry. salt - to taste. To Make Paste Toor dal - 1 tsp. cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp Red chillies - 6. coriander seeds - 1+1/2 tsp. curry leaves - 6. coconut- 3 tbsp. fenu greek seeds - 1/4 tsp. oil - to fry. In a dry kadai saute all the Ingredients, in a medium flame, till you get golden brown colour [ including coconut. add coconut at last]. Then grind the sauted ingredients in a blender or mixie with a needed water into a fine paste. Seasoning Mustard seeds - 1 tsp. curry leaves - 4. red chilly -1. hing - 1/4 tsp. Ghee - 1 tsp. Preparation pressure cook the toor dal with a pinch of turmeric until mushy. prepare tamarind extract. Method Heat the oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add Pearl onions,then add tomato,add drumstick saute well for few minutes.Then add needed water, let it boil till the drumstick is soft. Add ground paste stir well. When it starts boiling,add boiled toor dal .then add salt ,stir well. Finally add tamarind extract let it boil for few seconds, till the raw smell goes. In a mean while, heat the Ghee in a kadai,add mustard seeds when it splutters, add curry leaves ,red chillies,hing saute it and add to sambar.Now sambar is ready. It goes very well with idli, dosa,pongal and ulundu vadai.