Rinse the whole masoor dal and soak for 20 – 30 minutes.
Pressure cook the soaked the dal with 1.5 cups of water for 3 – 4 whistles.
Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds and let them splutter.
Add the chopped onion and slit green chilli and saute till golden brown color.
Then add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell of the garlic disappears.
Now add the chopped tomatoes and fry until tomatoes are soft.
Then add the cooked dal, turmeric powder, garam masala, red chilli powder and salt and mix well. Let it simmer for a couple of minutes.
Finally, add the crushed kasoori methi and combine well.
serve hot with rice or roti.