Medium-sized onion 2
Tomato 2 big
Milk 1/3 cup
Cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp (optional)
Salt 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Dhania powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Grated ginger 1 tsp
Finely cut cilantro (Dhaniya) 1 tsp
Soak the lobia for 2 hours and then pressure cook with turmric powder and 1/4 tsp salt.
While the dal is cooking, saute the finely cut onions in a frying pan by adding t he onions to tempered jeera. Whent re color starts changing add the pureed tomato and ginger. When it blends well with the onion, add all the masala ingredients except cinnamon powder and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the cooked lobia and salt and when the dal starts boiling, add the molk anfd flavor with cinnamon powder.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapathis.