1 cup Masoor Dhaal
1 tomato
1 onion
2 red chilies
Turmeric, pinch
Salt to taste
2-3 bay leaves
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp chili powder


Cook the dhaal in 3 cups water. Bring to boil and remove any foamy scum. Add the bay leaves, turmeric, and a few drops of oil, and continue to boil. Mash the mixture. Add tomato and salt, and heat for a couple minutes more. Separately, fry the onion, red chilies, coriander and chili powder together, and add to the dhaal, mixing well.