Assemble the rest of the ingredients
Thur dal - yellow split lentils 1 cup( washed)
Onion - 1 medium (sliced lenghtwise)
Green chillies - 2 (slit lengthwise)
Tomato - 1 (sliced)
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Pressure cook for 4 whistles. Once the steam escapes, open and add enough salt.
Temper with ...
Jeera - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Dried red chillies - 2
Squirt the juice of one lemon for added zest..
You may also try adding one potato cut into very small cubes before pressure cooking. This makes for a thicker gravy and good with rotis.