Wash and soak the chana dal and toor dal together for about 1/2 an hour.,
Dry roast all the dry masala ingredients together with the cinnamon and dry red chillies.
Cook till the fragrance is evident.,
Powder the heated spices in a hand grinder.,
Heat oil in a deep pan or cooker.,
Add the garlic and tomatoes.,Add the soaked dal with turmeric powder, salt and 4 cups of water
Add ginger paste and coconut.,
Add the cut vegetables as well.,
Combine with the dry masala powder.,
Add lemon juice and mix through.,
,, Remove from the heat.
, Set aside briefly.
, Add the jeera. After it crackles, add onion and fry till translucent.
, Fry for 4 to 5 minutes, till soft.
,, Cover the lid and let it cook till the dal is half cooked.
, Cook till the vegetables are tender.
, Once dal and vegetables are done, add the dry masala powder and mix it nicely.
, This is an optional addition.
, Garnish the finished dish with coriander leaves and serve hot over brown/white/steamed rice.