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.