1 cup channa dal [black gram dal].
5 cup water.
1 small onion finely chopped.
1 medium tomato finely chopped.
1 tbsp. each ginger & garlic finely chopped.
2 green chillies finely chopped.
2 tbsp. cilantro finely chopped.
1/2 tsp.turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
Wash the dal & in pressure cooker put the dal, water, turmeric, salt & butter.
After one pressure, let it cook on slow heat for another five minutes.
In the meantime take ghee in a pan, heat it & put jeera.
When jeera starts splutter put garlic & onion, let it be little golden brown, now mix tomatoes & ginger, let them cook for 1-2 minutes.
Then add hing, chopped chilli & chopped cilantro, let it cook again for another minute, in last add red chilli & garam masala powders.
Now dal is also done. Open the cooker & mix the masala throughly, let the dal boil once with masala, so that it can taste really good.
If the dal is more thick, boil little water and mix it while dal is boiling.
Serve hot with chapati or rice.