Take 1 small onion, 8 garlic cloves, and 1/5 inch ginger. We have to grind them to make a paste.
Heat 2.5 tbsp ghee in a non-stick pan.
Fry 5 green chilies in it. Take them out on a kitchen towel. We will use them for garnishing in the final preparation.
Further, goes 2 pinches of asafoetida to the ghee.
Add 1 finely chopped onion to it. Saute lightly.
Additionally, add ginger-garlic-onion paste to it.
Saute for 30-40 seconds till the raw smell goes.
Further, add 1 finely chopped tomato to it.
Now add 1 tsp chili powder,1/4 tsp turmeric powder,1/2 tsp salt or salt to taste,1/ tsp cumin powder,1 tsp garam masala to it, Mix well. cook till the ghee/oil separates from it.
Add this tadka to the dal. Give it a stir and boil for 2-3 minutes.
Switch off the gas. Add 1.5 tbsp lemon juice to the Panchmel dal and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
At the time of serving, give it a second tadka of cumin seeds.