Chop onion, tomato and slit green chilli. Peel the skin of carrot, potato and chop it. Soak tamarind in water. In a pan, dry roast all the ingredients given in the table 'To Roast & Grind'.
Allow it to cool. In a mixer, grind the roasted ingredients to a coarse powder. In a pan dry roast moong dal until nice aroma arises. Once the dal cools, rinse well and pressure cook for 5 to 6 whistles with required water. Mash it well.
In a pan heat oil and temper with the ingredients listed in the table 'To Temper'. Add shallots and saute well. Now add green chilli, tomato and saute till it turns mushy.
Then add potato, carrot and dal water. Add turmeric powder, salt and cook for 7 to 8 minutes till the veggies turn soft.
Now pour tamarind water, add the grinded powder, mix well and boil for a while. Add cooked dal and boil for another 5 minutes. Finally add sugar and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve this hotel style tiffin sambar with hot steaming idli's.
Keyword Hotel Style Tiffin Sambar, Tiffin Sambar Recipe