Add the dal in a small sauce pan with 1 glass of water to cover the dal.
Add 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tsp of salt and bring to a boil. Cook until the dal is tender but not to soft.
Heat ghee in a pan.
Saute the onions and garlic until they are golden.
Add tomato followed by 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder, green chillies, ground coriander and crushed cumin seeds.
Cook until the tomatoes become tender.
Add the dal including the water that it cooked in.
Bring to a simmer and cook until the desired consistency is achieved.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.