What I did (wouldn't consider it a 'recipe' yet) ~ soaked around 2/3rds of a cup (the size in the pic) of dal in about 3x water with salt (to taste) and a third of a tsp of haldi. For abut 40min.

Chopped up 4 cloves of garlic fine and an inch (maybe a little less) of ginger...+
...real fine. Also sliced up some 5 green chillies (not length-wise).

After the soak, pressure-cooked the dal for around 15min (reduced the flame after the initial steam release) and let it cool off on its own. Used a wooden buttermilk whisk (the traditional kinds)...+
... to mash up some of the dal to a creamy consistency.

Heated 2 tbsp of ghee in a kadhai with a tsp of jeera and a pinch of hing and the garlic + ginger. As garlic started to turn brown, mixed in the dal with the green chillies cut. Let it simmer while I added in ... +
... a half tsp each of coriander powder and red chilli powder (may be a little less than a half tsp; the idea was to keep the masalas low/mild).

Chopped up some coriander fine by the side. After about 15 min (with water being added a bit to adjust consistency), switched off...+
... the heat and tossed in a pinch of garam masala and mixed it up. Garnished on top with the coriander.

Turned out rather nice. I didn't think I'd get this figured out. Of course, the test of it would be replication. :)

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