Firstly, heat oil in a pan and add the asafoetida, fenugreek seeds and heat it up
add red chillies, curry leaves and coriander seeds and Fry until coriander seeds lets out strong aroma. and when starts changing colour, add grated coconut
Fry in simmer until it is reddish brown. Cool it down and grind it to a fine paste.
Now, in the same pan, heat oil and drop in the ladies finger and fry until it is roasted.
heat oil in a thick bottomed vessel and Crackle mustard seeds
Add curry leaves and medium diced onions and fry for a minute until it is pale. add tomatoes roughly chopped and fry for a minute
Next, add the fried ladies finger, cooked tur dal,prepared sambar masala paste, tamarind water, salt, water and mix well
It has to boil for a minimum of 15 minutes until the raw smell goes off and flavour of sambar arises.
switch off and serve hot with steamed rice