1 cup toovar (toor) dal
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
3-4 beans, cut in long strips
1 chopped tomato
1/2 cup bottle gourd (lauki),
1/2 cup chopped cucumber,(dosakaya)
1 drumstick, cut in 4 pieces
1 carrot, cut in long strips
2 green chillies, cut in long strips
salt as per taste
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
pinch of hing (optional)
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
2 tsp sambar masala
1 tbsp tamarind pulp
1/2 tsp garam masala

1: Wash and soak the dal in enough water for 20 minutes.

2: Pressure cook dal , cucumber for 4-5 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Whisk the dal thoroughly, add little water and keep aside.

3:Combine beans, tomato, bottle gourd, carrot, drumstick pieces, green chillies, salt, water in a deep pan and boil till vegetables becomes tender and keep aside.

4: Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, hing, garlic paste, turmeric powder, onions and cook till onions become tender.

5: Now add red chilli powder, saute for 15-20 seconds and add boiled vegetables along with water.

6: Cook for 3-4 minutes, add sambar masala, tamarind pulp, dal, salt and bring it to a boil. Check the consistency you desired, if needed add little water.

7: Add garam masala, coriander leaves, boil for 4-5 minutes and serve hot with rice/idli/vada etc.

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