1-1/2 tablespoon oil in a pan. Add red chillies, hing, coconut, coriander,
cumin, methi and fry well till the coconut turns golden brown. Now make
a paste of the whole thing in a mixer by adding water as necessary. Take
a separate pan and pour 3 cups of water. Pour the arhar dal, turmeric
powder and salt to it. Boil this well. Remove the pan from burner and
whip the whole thing. Now add the paste of the spices prepared earlier.
Also add tamarind, onion, drumsticks,curry leaves and 2 cups of water.
Mix thoroughly and cook the sambar for about 6 minutes.