Masoor Dal - 1 cup
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Green Chilli - 1
Ginger - 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1/4 tsp or
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as per required
Ghee - 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp
Water - as per needed
In a pressure cooker, place a cup of masoor dal and 2 cups of water and pressure cook upto 2 whistles or till the dal is soft.
Mash dal, add half a cup of water and salt. You can add more water if you want and keep it aside.
Heat Ghee in a cooking vessel/kadahai, add cumin seeds.
Once the seeds starts spluttering add curry leaves, chopped ginger, and chopped garlic and fry for few seconds.
Now add onion, chopped green chilli, turmeric and salt and fry until the onion are slighlty brown in color.
Now add tomatoes and chili powder as per the taste and mix well.
Cook until the tomatoes gets little mushy.
Add the cooked dal to this mixture and mix well.
Cook dal on a medium flame until it starts boiling.
Once it starts boiling add little more ghee and remove from the fire.
Serve with rotis or white rice.
If you want you can add a dash of lemon juice.