Dal Fry (Lentils With Special Tempering)
Wash and soak the dal in 21/2 cups of water for about 30 mintues. Pressure cook till the dal is done. Cook uncovered further on a medium flame for 2 mintues. Do not mash the dal.
Heat oil in a small pan, add the chopped onion, garlic, ginger, green chillies and cumin seeds. Fry on a medium flame for about 3-4 mintues, stirring often. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt, and chopped tomatoes and fry on a high flame for 3 minutes. Add into the cooked dal and mix well.
Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.