Wash, clean, peel and dice the vegetable.
Soak the tamarind in 1/2 cup warm water and extract the tamarind pulp
Strain the tamarind pulp and add to the cooking pot along with the vegetables, turmeric and salt.
Add a cup of water cover and cook till the vegetables are fork tender ( about 10 minutes on medium heat)
Now add the masala paste, the cooked dal and mix well.
If too thick add the remaining water to make an easy pouring consistency.
Stir and cook this for another 10 minutes, with occasional stirring