Carrot - 1
Mango pieces - few [Here I have used only the mango seed. you can either use mango or this, according to your convenience.]
Tamarind juice - 3tablespoons (adjust with the sourness of the mango)
Sambar powder - 1tablespoon
Sugar (optional) - 1/2teaspoon
To pressure cook
Thoor dal / Thuvaram paruppu - 1/4cup (50 grams)
Turmeric powder - 1/4teaspoon
Few drops of cooking oil
Oil - 2 teaspoons
Mustard seeds -1/2teaspoon
Cumin seeds -1/2teaspoon
Hing - a generous pinch
Small onion/ Sambar onion -6
Red chilly -1
Few curry leaves
Pressure cook the dal - tomato,turmeric powder, few drops of oil with enough water and keep it aside.
Add the chopped potato, carrot, tomato pieces in a pan, add the mango seed /(mango pieces) with about half a cup of water and cook.
Once the vegetables are cooked add the cooked dal with them.
Add in the tamarind water, sambar powder, salt and sugar.
Adjust the water and let it boil nicely.
Make the tempering separately with the list given under "to temper"..
...and pour it over the sambar. Switch off the flame.
Garnish with cilantro and serve with white rice, papad and some veggie.