1 medium sized onion halved sliced into pungent moons
2 medium sized tomatoes cut into stripped
Some shredded ginger and garlic
One baby bottle gourd chopped into about half inch cubes
Water: very little
Soaked arhar/tuur dal: ½ cup
Dump all of the above in the pressure cooker and go whoosh, and then simmer for 10 minutes and switch off the gas. The contents should be gooey, not flow-ey
In a katori, put
A tablespoon of desi ghee
Red chilli powder
Curry leaves (if you use mustard)
Sputter sputter and add to the cooker.
Add a bit of garam masala if you want, a bit of chaat masaala or lemon juice, and fresh chopped coriander if u did not already do the greening with curry leaves.
Quick and healthy!