Pick, clean and wash the dal and cook with the water, salt, ginger and turmeric, till soft.
Heat the oil in a pan, and add the cumin and bayleaves.
When the seeds splutter, add the tomatoes and stir fry till the fat separates.
Add the green chillies, garam masala, coriander powder and chilli powder and mix well.
Add the dal to this mixture and bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 10 minutes.
Serve hot garnished with the coriander leaves. You can adjust the consistency by increasing or decreasing water.
Key Ingredients: green gram, salt, ginger, turmeric, vegetable oil, cumin seeds, bay leaf, tomato, green chillies, garam masala, coriander seeds, red chilli