Soak the Dal for 6-8 hrs. Grind along with whole spice(ginger, garlic, kaali mirch daane, salt) and steam it in the form of dumplings.
Heat oil and saute ginger garlic paste. Add in onion and cook till done.
Add tomato puree and cook till dry. Add jeera, haldi, dhaniya powder, laal mirch, garam masala and cook till oil sperate. Add water and cook for a while. Add the dumplings and cook for few mins. Check seasoning.
Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with rice/paratha/roti.