firstly, in a kadai heat 2 tbsp sesame oil. splutter, 1 tsp mustard, ¼ tsp methi, 2 dried red chilli and a few curry leaves.
add 10 shallots and saute for a minute.
also add 4 piece drumstick, ½ brinjal, ½ radish, ½ tsp turmeric and ½ tsp salt.
saute for a minute until the vegetables turn aromatic.
now pour 3 cup water and mix well.
cover and boil for 8 minutes, or until the vegetables are almost cooked.
further, add ½ cup tamarind extract and ½ tsp jaggery.
mix well and boil for 5 minutes or until the raw flavour of tamarind goes away.
add in the prepared masala paste, 1 cup toor dal and ¾ tsp salt.
mix well and boil for 3 minutes or until all the flavours are well absorbed.
finally, add 2 tbsp coriander and enjoy arachuvitta sambar with hot steamed rice.