Ingredients for Vada
1.Urad dal - 1 cup(soaked for a minimum of 2hours)
2.Coriander seeds - 1tsp
3.Salt to taste
4.Refined oil for deep frying
In a blender make a thick paste of the soaked urad dal.To it add coriander seeds and salt.Heat oil in a wok/kadhai and deep fry, pouring 1 ladle of batter at a time.Keep aside.
Ingredients for sambhar
1.Arahar dal - 1cup(boiled in a pressure cooker)
2.Vegetables - 1cup(Mix of pumpkin,brinjal,drumsticks,ladyfinger,you can add as per your choice)
4.Turmeric powder - 1tsp
5.Coriander powder - 1tsp
6.Sambhar masala - 2tsp(heaped)
7.Tamarind pulp - 1/2cup
8.Salt to taste
Ingredients for tempering
1.Cumin seeds - 1tsp
2.Mustard seeds - 1tsp
4.Asafoetida - 1/2tsp
5.Red whole chilly - 3nos
In a wok/kadhai heat 5tsp of oil.Add all the vegetables and stir fry.Cover and cook till the vegetables are almost done.Add turmeric powder,coriander powder,salt and stir fry for few more seconds.Mix in the dal and add some water.Boil till all the vegetables are cooked through.Now add samabhar masala and tamarind pulp.Boil for a minute.
For tempering heat oil in a tadka pan or kadhai,splutter all the tempering ingredients and mix in to the sambhar.
For plating arrange the vadas on a plate and pour 2 or more ladles of sambhar.Serve hot.