Ingredients as they turned out
2 to 3 large onions, sweeter the better 1 potato A can of peas and carrots half a can of tomato sauce hot water Oil and south indian condiments
Prepare the oil
If you know south indian cooking, you know what to do here. Otherwise, heat the oil and chenna dal until the dal is reddish. Add mustard seeds and fennel seeds (I think) and curry leaves.
With in a few seconds add cut onions. Use more onions for sweetness and content. Let them brown
Peel, Cut and add the potato. Fry it until it softens.
Add the can of peas
Add the can of peas after draining the water. Fry them for a 5 minutes or so
Add the tomato sauce
Add the tomato sauce and hot water. Boil on medium for 10 to 15 minutes. Add turmeric, salt and pepper.
I suppose you can add a couple of fresh peppers for spice
Tastes very good with long grained basmati rice. Roti would be my second choice