If you are looking for some quick fix in a hurry or tired to cook an elaborate lunch, here is the solution. This quick sambar will be handy and ready in 15-20 minutes. :) It goes well with rice as well as idli and dosa.
Toor dal / Thuvaram paruppu - 1/4cup
Radish (peeled,sliced) -1/2cup
Onion (sliced) - 3 tablespoons
Tomato (chopped0 -2 (medium size)
Small piece of tamarind
Sambar powder -2 teaspoons
Sugar -1/2teaspoon (or) a small piece of jaggery [optional]
Mustard seeds -1/2teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1/2teaspoon
Generous pinch of Hing/asafoetida
Red chilly -1
Few curry leaves & Cilantro
Combine all the items in the ingredient list in a small pressure cooker. Add about a cup to 11/4cups of water.
Here is another look..dal, veggie, onion, tomato, tamarind, turmeric powder and sambar powder, salt, sugar all in the cooker. :)
If you want to serve it with tiffin items, increase the water quantity little bit.