Wash and rinse the Toor Dal properly. Take a deep pan and add the rinsed Toor Dal in it. Add double water. You can add more if you like. Keep it on the boil for 30 min. you can also use the pressure cooker for boiling. Time will be less. The Toor Dal should be completely boiled and meshed with a spatula.
Cut the bottle gourd into small semi-circles and clean the skin of drumsticks. Boil bottle gourd and drumsticks in different containers and keep it aside.
Take a deep cooking pot and add oil to it. Add muster seeds in it and wait till the muster seeds start to pop. Add onion to it. Saute for 2-3 minutes and add tomatoes to it. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder and let it cook for 5 minutes.
Add tamarind pulp, sugar and mix it well. Cook until oil starts to float. Add the Toot dal boiled mixture, boiled bottle gourd and the boiled drumsticks to it. Cook for another 10 minutes until it starts to boil.
Take a small pan heat oil in it for tempering. Put curry leaves, jeera, dried red chilis and sambar masala in it. Pour it over the dal and cover it for at least 2-3 minutes.
Your delicious South Indian sambar is ready to serve. Serve it with rice, idli, dosa and enjoy the lovely taste.
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