Spice level - 3/5
Source - India's Vegetarian Cooking by Monisha Bharadwaj
What you would need -
Split Masoor Dal - 3/4 cup
Green chillies - 3 (split into halves)
Onion - 3/4 cup chopped
Dried red chillies - 2
Panch Phoron - 1tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2tbsp
Wash the lentils until the water runs clear. Drain them and cook them in a pressure cooker with 1 and 1/2 cups of water, turmeric, salt and green chillies.
Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add red chillies and then the panch phoron. When they start to turn brown, add the onions and fry till they are translucent.
Add the cooked lentils and around 1 and 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil. If required, add more water to get the desired consistency.
Serve hot with rice.