Wash and soak dal for half an hour in a pressure cooker.
Add the dal , salt , haldi , garlic paste, chopped tomato , red chilli powder and 3 cups water and cook for at least 15 mins.
When it is half cooked add ginger paste, garam masala, black pepper and zeera powder and cook for 10 more minutes.
Cook the daal till the desired consistency.
For tarka(tempering) add sliced garlic cloves and green chillies in oil and add to the daal.
Serve hot with rice.