Take wiped dal in a large heavy skillet.
Roast dry dal stirring continuously, till golden.
Add 3 cups water, bayleaf, and turmeric powder.
Bring to a boil and simmer semicovered till dal is soft.
Add more water if required.
Add chilli powder, salt and spinach and cook further 10 minutes.
Heat ghee in a small frying pan, add panchphoran and allow to splutter.
Add whole chillies and pour over dal.
Add 1/2 tsp. amchoor (dried mango) powder.
Stir gently. Serve hot with roti or rice.
Add panchphoran just be serving.