Prepare ingredients as mentioned in the list.
Wash the dal and pressure cook with 2½ cup water, turmeric powder, tomatoes, lauki and tamarind for 3 whistles. Add salt to taste.
Heat oil in a karahi, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and allow it to splutter. Add garlic, onion, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Cook till the onion turns pink and mixture is aromatic
Add the above seasoning and MAGGI Masala-ae-Magic to cooked dal. Add some hot water if too thick to get desired consistency. Simmer for 2 minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with steamed rice.