I just tried this as we make kumbakonam kadappa(link here) sans onion and garlic. It was so colourful and comfortable with mild spices & tasted great with phulka and pooris.
Moong dhal - 1 tablespoon
Mixed vegetables - Cauliflower, baby corn, beans, carrot,peas - 2 cups
Potato - 1 (medium-sized)
Green chillies - 3
Aniseed (sombu, saunf) - 1 tsp.
Pottukadalai(Roasted gram) - 1 tablespoon
Coconut scraped - 1/4 cup
Cinnamon - 1" piece - 1
Cloves - 3
Bay leaf - 1
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 3 tablespoons
Coriander leaves - few
Pressure cook moong dhal or cook moong dhal in water till soft and mash it well.
Boil potato and mash it roughly.
Grind pottukadalai, sombu, green chillies, and grated coconut to a fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan, and temper with the whole spices. Add the diced vegetables, saute well, sprinkle some water and cook covered till 3/4th done. Now add the roughly mashed potatoes, moong dhal and salt. When it starts boiling add the ground paste. Check for salt and allow it to boil till the raw smell is diffused.
Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with dosas. Best with phulkas, chappathis and pooris.