Wash and soak the dal for about 2 hours.
Add salt and turmeric powder to the dal and cook in a pressure cooker for one whistle.
Open the pressure cooker after the steam has released.
Check the dal, it should be cooked but slightly firm.
Put in a sieve and leave it for 10 minutes.
This will cool down the dal and the excess water will be drained.
You can use this dal water to bind your chapati dough or in some curry.
Now take the boiled dal in a bowl.
Add all spices and herbs and mix well.
Once well mixed, mix again with hands, this time crushing the dal a little.
Take a test check before you proceed to prepare the samosas.