This is my mom's receipe.It's a different version of sambhar prepared without sambhar powder,chilli powder etc..It is quick and simple receipe.My mom frequently prepares this sambhar,i really love to eat along with mutton thokku,beautiful combination i can say.
Toor dal-1 cup
Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves-5 or 6 leaves
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Tamarind extract(soak lemon sized ball of tamarind in 1 cup of water,squeeze and extract the juice)-1 cup
1.Boil Toor dal along with 4 cups of water, chopped onions,tomatoes,garlic,turmeric powder until dal gets cooked(keep aside little amount of chopped onion,tomato for seasoning).
2.Mash the cooked dal properly and keep it aside.
3.Heat oil in the pan,add mustard seeds.Once mustard splutters,add asafoetida,remaining onion.Saute the onion till it changes colour.
4.Now add tomato,splitted red chillies(if you want it to be spicy you can add more chillies),curry leaves.Fry it for few seconds.
5.Now add the extracted tamarind juice,required amount of salt to the pan.Let it boil for some time say 5 minutes.
6.Finally add the cooked dal content to the pan and cook it for 5-8 minutes.
7.Serve hot with rice.