Homemade warming spicy lentil daal.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan, then add the panch puran (seeds) until they start to splutter.
Add the onion, stir and cook until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute. (If using fresh chilli add this with the garlic but mind your eyes!)
Tip the lentils in, mix to coat, cook for 30 seconds then carefully pour the water in, stir and leave to cook for 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Halfway through cooking, add the fresh chopped tomato (stir in). Add more water if necessary.
Sprinkle in the turmeric, cumin, chilli and coriander powder. Allow to simmer for a further 10 minutes. Season with salt. Stir. Taste test and adjust seasonings as necessary.
Before serving, sprinkle the daal with the dried (or fresh) coriander.