Start the instant pot and set it to Saute mode. Now start by giving tadka with cumin seeds,curry leaves, garlic and asafoetida.
After first step add the chopped onions and cook until the onions turn golden brown.Now add tomato and spices and cook for another couples os minutes.
Add the washed dal and water. Stir it.Now cancel the saute mode and change it to pressure cook mode at high pressure for 20 mins. After the instant pot beeps, let the pressure release.
Garnish with cilantro and stir. Dal tadka is ready to be served