Mash/ White lentil – 1 cup

Oil – 1/2 cup

Onion – 1 small thinly sliced

Garlic mince – 1 tbsp

Tomatoes – 2 medium

Green chilies chopped – 3

Salt – to taste

Red chili powder – 1 tsp

Red chili flakes – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Ginger sticks, coriander, green chilies – as needed for garnish


  • Soak Dal/lentil in water for 1 hour. Wash it and boil in water till tender but not very soft.
  • Drain water and set aside.
  • In a pot add oil and onion, fry it till light brown. Add garlic and stir for few more minutes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and green chilies, cook till soft now add all spices and fry by adding 1 tbsp water at a time for five minutes.
  • Add boiled lentil in it and add 5-6 tbsp. water in it. Cover with lid and let it simmer on low flame for 10 minutes.
  • Now fry on medium flame till oil separates.
  • Garnish with ginger sticks , green chilies and coriander leaves.