Dry roast the moong dal in a heavy bottomed pan or a wok on medium flame.
Make sure to stir continuously till the colour of the dal changes to pinkish brown .
Transfer the roasted dal to bowl and wash it well for 4-5 times .
Boil the dal , adding 21/2 cups of water , turmeric powder and salt.
While the dal boils, make sure it retains its texture and is not overcooked .
Now let’s prepare the vegetables .
Chop the cauliflower, carrots , tomatoes and shell the peas.
Heat a wok or a heavy bottom pan.
Firstly add oil , dried red chilli, bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, cumin seeds, and 1 green chilli.
Add carrots and sauté for a minute or two.
Next add cauliflower , sauté for a minute.
Add tomatoes, sauté for a minute.
Finally add the peas and sauté.
Now add the boiled dal, sugar and let the vegetables cook till done . This should take about 6-7 minutes .
Adjust the consistency by adding water, if required .
Once done add garam masala and temper with ghee.
Cover and let the flavours infuse .
Serve hot with steamed rice .