Wash the three dals and add them to a pressure cooker.
Add 3 cups of water and pressure for three whistles
Leave it to cool after rwmoving from the flame
Meanwhile, mince and chop the peeled onion, tomato, ginger and garlic
Into a pan add the oil and as it heats up saute the onions, garlic and ginger.
As they turn tranlucent add the tomatoes and cook further.
Add salt and reduce the vegetable base.
When the oil starts leaving the sides add the coriander and cumin powder and cook further ( keep stirring)
Release the pressure and add the cooked dal to the masala base.
Stir and mix well and adjust the salt
Simmer till the masala incorporates well into the dal
In a seperate pan add the ghee, cumin and red chilli bits
As they sizzle and heat up add the asafoetida and remove from heat
Add this tempering to the cooking dal. Remove the heat and keep covered for 10 minutes for the temepring flavours to infuse.
Serve garnished with coriander leaves.