Equipment needed : 2 LTR pressure cooker Heat setting : 1100 in induction stove / high on gas burner
Layer 1: 1 table spoon ghee + 2 table spoon water
Layer 2 : 20 fresh curry leaves
Layer 3 : one cup of chopped onions (evenly spread it )
Layer 4 : 200 gm of cubed potatoes Layer 5 : 50 gm of fresh peas
Layer 6 : grinded masala powder (See the notes below)
Layer 7 : 1 table spoon of grated coconut, 1/2 table spoon salt, pinch of turmeric.
From sides add 1 spoon of melted ghee.
Don't mix or disturb the layers.
Keep on induction stove at 1100, cook for 3 whistles , switch off and using fork immediately release pressure and open the lid and add 1/2 tea spoon of fresh lemon juice.
You can replace potatoes with paneer ..
Masala powder : in kadai add 2 table spoon of coriander seeds, 1 table spoon of cumin seeds, 1/2 table spoon of fennel seeds, small gooseberry sized tamarind, 2 byadagi chilli,2 garlic pod's, roast this until you get nice aroma, switch off the stove and add small piece of jaggery. and wait till it comes to room temperature. In a mixi make a powder of this.
Technique courtesy : Ramakrishnan sir