• 1/2 cup yellow gram dal
  • 1 stalk curry leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/2 tbsp. coriander finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. black maharashtrian masala
  • 1/4 tsp. garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp. dhania ,turmeric powder
  • Salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp. oil or ghee
  • 1/2 tsp. each cumin & mustard seeds

Wash and soak dal for 15 minutes.
Pressure cook till very soft (4 whistles).
Cool cooker and remove. Drain water from dal and save.
Grind dal to a fine paste either on stone or in a mixie.
Mix with water and residual water of dal.
Blend well till smooth.
Heat oil in a deep saucepan. Add seeds, curry leaves, allow to splutter.
Add slit chillies, cloves, bayleaf, and saute one minute.
Make paste of masalas in 1/4 cup water.
Add paste, fry further one minute. Add dal.
Bring to a boil and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
Add chopped coriander.
Serve hot with puran polis.