firstly, in a pressure cooker heat ghee and in bay leaf.
further add onions and saute well.
also add in ginger-garlic paste and chilli. saute well.
additionally add 2 finely chopped tomato and saute till they turn soft and mushy.
add in ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp red chilli powder and salt to taste. saute till the spices turn aromatic.
furthermore, add in 1 cup washed masoor dal / red lentils.
add 3½ cups of water and give a good stir.
cover the pressure cooker with lid and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
also add water and adjust consistency.
meanwhile prepare the tempering by heating ghee in a small kadai and add all the tempering ingredients.
once the tempering splutter, pour over the dal.
add in chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
finally, serve masoor dal fry hot with rice or roti.