Toast the pepper, lentil, chillies,
together in a pan till they become golden brown.
Add cumin seeds and grind them together to a powder.
In a separate bowl, mix the tamarind paste
(if not paste remove the pieces of taminind
after 15 minutes in the water) in 4 cups of
warm water. Add salt and Asafoetida, boil the
water for a few minutes. Mix in the powder from
above and boil for about 5 minutes.