Wash and soak the tur dal for 20 minutes and then pressure cook the same till soft and pulpy. Release the pressure naturally and mash the dal ready to go.
Wash and dice the pumpkin, the potato, the tomato and the raw banana. Keep them separate.
Cut the drumsticks as an inch and a half long pieces.
In a large pan add the oil and the ingredients for tempering except for the coconut
Add in the coconut once the ingredients have started to splutter and roast it for a couple of minutes till aromatic.
You can remove this and set it aside to add in later, but I continued.
Add the tomatoes, the bay leaf, the ginger, roasted cumin powder and turmeric powder.
Saute for a couple of minutes till pulpy and then add the cut vegetables.
Add a cup of water, salt to taste and bring it to cook the vegetables
Add the cooked tur dal and continue till the dal is well incorporated. check the salt levels and it ready.
Serve with a steaming hot plate of rice.