firstly, in a pressure cooker take ½ cup toor dal, 2 tbsp masoor dal. you can also add moong dal if you prefer.
also add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp oil and 1½ cup water.
pressure cook for 5 whistles or until dal is cooked well.
add 1 cup water and adjust consistency. keep aside.
now in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee and splutter ½ tsp cumin, 1 bay leaf, pinch hing and 2 dried red chilli.
also add 2 clove garlic, 1 inch ginger, 1 chilli and saute slightly.
further add 1 onion and saute until it turns golden brown.
keeping the flame on low add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ½ tsp salt.
add 1 tomato and saute until it turns soft and mushy.
add in cooked dal and stir well adjusting consistency as required.
simmer for 5 minutes or until flavours are well combined.
now add 2 tbsp coriander, 1 tsp kasuri methi and ¼ tsp garam masala. mix well.
finally, enjoy dal tadka with jeera rice or steamed rice.