Vazhathandu - 1 medium size.
Tamarind - 1 slightly big lemon size
Sambar powder - 4 tsps
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - as required
Toor dal - 1/2 a cup
Take a vazhathandu and peel off the skin and cut round thick slices and put them in water with a drop of buttermilk in it.
Now cut the round into half.
Take a vessel with water and soak the tamarind in it and make a thick juice extract.
Now put the vazhathandu half pieces in the tamarind extract and place on fire.
Add salt, sambar powder,hing, turmeric powder and curry leaves and allow it to boil.
In the meanwhile take a vessel and put toor dal in it with and cook in the pressure cooker.
After the vazhathandu pieces get cooked, pour the cooked toor dal on the sambar and mix nicely.
Now garnish with coriander leaves and season with mustard seeds.
The Vazhathandu sambar is ready and hot to be eaten with Rice and some nice curry and papad.