Cook the dal with salt and turmeric in it.
To make the dhaba tadka mix:
Dry roast the whole spices (cumin, coriander seeds, saunf, cloves and cinnamon) on a tawa.
Add the turmeric powder, chilli, javitri powder and roast some more. Add the salt. Make a fine powder of the spices. You can store this powder.
For the dal:
In a deep pan, take a tablespoon of white butter, fry the zeera, ginger and garlic.
Then add the onions till they turn translucent.
Pour in the cooked dal, add salt, green chillies and the chopped tomatoes.
After one minute, add the tomato puree, and the dhaba tadka mix.
Top it up with lime juice.
Key Ingredients: black gram, turmeric, salt, butter, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, green chillies, onion, tomato, tomato puree, lemon juice, coriander seeds, fennel, cloves, cinnamon, red chilli, mace