Wash and soak both the lentils for 1/2 an hour.
Chop tomatoes finely and slit green chillies lengthwise.
In the pressure cooker add the soaked daal ,turmeric and enough water to cover the lentil (approx 1 inch above the lentils ) and pressure cook for 2 whistles or till lentils are just done. Don’t over cook them.
Heat oil in a pan ,add cumin and asafoetida. When cumin start crackling add chopped tomatoes ,ginger,green chilies and salt,mix well.
Cover and cook on slow heat till tomatoes become soft. Add all the dry spices and keep stirring till oil start separating from the sides of the masala.
Add boiled daal and one glass of water,cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from flame and add lemon juice,1 tbls of ghee or butter and chopped fresh coriander.
Sprinkle garam masala and serve hot.
Serving suggestions -Goes well with roti,naan or jeera rice.