1. Braise onion with Jeeru (Cumin), mustard, taj and curry leaves until golden.2. Mix spices, shallot and chillies in washed and drained dhal.3. Then add to onions. Mix well adding half cup water.4. Cook until dhal softens but retains shape, adding more water as needed to cook.5. Cook all water out and serve with roti/bread. Note: Some people like to add a liquidized tomato. You may add if you like.