Rinse and wash Dal , place dal in a pressure cooker add 2.5 cups water ,pinch of turmeric and ½ teaspoon oil .
Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles, allow pressure to settle on its own.Open the lid,mash the lentils and set aside.
In a deep kadai/pot/pan , heat 2 tablespoon ghee / oil , add chopped garlic and ginger , fry well.
Add slit green chillies and chopped onions , fry well till onions turns translucent.
Then add in chopped tomatoes ,pinch of salt ,½ teaspoon amchoor powder stir well and saute for 2-3 minutes
Add chopped methi leaves , mix well ,till the methi leaves wilt and oil starts releasing from corners.
Now add cooked dal and ¾ to 1 cup of water ,¾ teaspoon of salt and mix well and simmer dal for 4-5 minutes.
Whilst Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee in a seasoning pan , add 1 teaspoon jeera/cumin seeds once it crackles , add broken red chillies .
Turn off the heat ,add hing / asafoetida , ½ teaspoon red chilli powder and ½ teaspoon garam masala.Dont burn the spices
Pour the tempering on cooked methi dal , mix well and cook for a 1-2 minutes. Serve hot with Roti or steamed rice.