salt, 1 tsp turmeic powder and 3 cups water. cook for 2 whistles. after 2 whistles remove the cover by removing the cap of the cover. (do not wait till all the steam releases and the cover opens by itself).
put a kadai on medium flame and add cow's ghee. once hot, add the dry red chili, fennel seeds and cumin seeds.
when the cumin seeds crackle, add green chili, ginger, garlic and curry leaves. saute for a min.
add the chopped tomato, hing and 1/2 tsp salt. mix intermittently for 5 mins till the tomato becomes mushy.
add kasoori methi leaves, cumin seeds powder, coriander seeds powder, garam masala and saute for 3 mins
add the contents of pressure cooker to the kadai and mix well. cover it for 3 mins on low flame.
dhaba style dal tadka is ready :) serve hot with roti or naan.
This simple daltadka is my all time favorite comfort food,of course next to this kuzhambu hehe. In dal fry just boil the dal,saute all the ingredients and add to the cooked dal,this explanation made much sense to me