Whole moong dhal-1 cup
Onion-1 medium size(finely chopped)
Ginger- 1 small piece crushed and 1 tsp chopped
Coriander- chopped to garnish.
Curry leaf- few
Water- to cook dhal
Red chilli powder- 1tsp( to taste)
Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Cumin powder-1/4 tsp
Salt- to taste
1)Soak Whole green gram dhal for 4-5 hrs and pressure cook .
2)Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaf, cinnamon,clove ,curry leaf and chopped ginger .Add Onion and saute for few minutes. Add crushed or ground Ginger garlic and saute till raw smell disappears.Add all the powders(chilli, coriander,cumin) and saute well.Add Tomato and salt and cook well.
3)Add the cooked whole green gram dhal and enough water.Now here comes the ingredients which i actually had no intentions of using in this but just for small adjustment i had to use curds and milk. Yeah... unfortunately or fortunately my new chilli powder was very hot for us so to reduce this i used milk initially and again when i tasted for checking... something made me feel adding curds would make it better, so added 1 tbs curds and mixed well and let it boil and to my surprise the outcome was so tasty that we liked it and and both of us ate just the gravy alone :)