So this is my dal recipe..
Dal , cardamom seeds [2 pieces] , Cloves [2 pieces] , turmeric powder [1/2 tsp]
Now take a pot put in the dal , cardamom , cloves and turmeric powder and water double the quantity.. I dont put it in pressure cooker as it reduces the nutritional values.. So that depends on the one preparing..
Now for tomato gravy:
Tomatoes [4 pieces] , Jaggery [ 2 tsp] , Red chillies [3 pieces] [Take the seeds out to reduce heat if required] , Coriander seeds [2 spoons] , Tamarind [one small piece], garlic [5-6 pieces]
Grind all the above..
Now for veggies : You can use the ones you would like but I prefer
Carrot [1 medium sized], Beans [10-15] , Cabbage [ around 75gms approx] , Onions [2 medium size][Cut into big pieces for different flavour]
Now cooking the gravy:
Oil to a pan, add jeera , onions , coriander leaves , kasuri methi and saute.. Now add the gravy and cook it until oil separates.. Then add the veggies and cover the vessel and cook until the veggies are cooked.. Add salt required for the gravy and the dal.. Now add this gravy and veggie mix to the dal which has been cooked in a pot.. Boil for 5 mins in the dal along with veggie gravy and your dal is ready..
Optional: You can add small pakoras or some kara sev for additional crunch..