Masoor Dhal - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium chopped
Tomato - 2 chopped fine
Ginger and garlic - paste /or few small pieces crushed
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Dhaniya powder - 1 tbsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Clove -2
Cinnamon - a small piece
kasturi methi - few
Cilantro - few chopped
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp

Cook dhal seperately with enough water till they are very soft.
Heat oil in a kadai and add jeera, clove and cinnamon..next add onion and fry till light brown....then add crushed ginger and garlic or paste....saute and add chopped tomatoes...mash to cook till they are pulpy. Now add the powders and the cooked dhal...finally add salt, kasturi methi (
Can use some fresh methi leaves instead of kasuri methi, but add them after frying tomatoes... and fry till they are cooked and then add all the powders and dhal). and chopped cilantro leaves..just before removing add lemon juice. This dhal goes well with rice and also chapathis.

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