In the pressure cooker: Add washed dal and water. Add salt and turmeric powder and cook on high flame until one whistle. Immediately shut the flame and let it rest till the stem releases.
Now, open the lid and mix the dal. There are two versions of this chaat. With mashed dal and with dry dal. For mashed dal, you may add a little water and cook for 1 min till it is completely mashed. Otherwise, let it remain the same.
Assembling the Chaat
In a Bowl,
Add dal, then add Imli water or 1 tsp Tamarind sauce. Then add 1 tbsp Mint sauce, fried dry red chilies crushed, and mix well. Now add the toppings. First Chopped onion, then spices -salt, red chili, chaat masala and garam masala.
Top it with some extra sweet tamarind sauce and green chutney (optional).
Sprinkle some namkeen and garnish with coriander leaves.