Grind green chillies, garlic and ginger to make a fine paste.
Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds. When it starts spluttering add chopped onions and fry those till transculent.
Add the green chilli-garlic paste and saute for two minutes.Add the masoor and saute for a minute. Add rice, turmeric powder, garam masala, salt and saute for a minute.
Add two cups boiled water, cover and pressure cook it till three whistles.Serve hot garnish with chopped coriander leaves.