Sambar - Lentils with Vegetables

Yield: 1 Servings
1lgOnion, chopped into big pieces
Vegetables, like carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin,
Some curry leaves (if available)
Coriander leaves chopped 1T (cilantro)
Tamarind size of perhaps 1/2 to 3/4 cup, juice of
Thoor dal (cooked)
Salt to taste
3/4tsTurmeric powder
3/4tsMustard seeds
1/2tsFenugreek seeds (optional)
2tsCoriander seeds
1/8tsAsafoetida (hing)
2tsChana dal
10Whole red chilis, to taste (up to 15)
3tsCoconut (shredded) (up to 6)