1 cup red lentils
2 cups water
½ tsp. sea salt or salt to taste
1 tbsp. ghee or butter
½ onion, finely chopped
2 tsp. Curry Masala
1 tbsp. cilantro, finely chopped to garnish (optional)
½ tsp. Garam Masala, to garnish (optional)
Wash lentils in several changes of water or until it runs clear. Soak in warm water for 15-20 minutes.
In a pot, add lentils with water and salt. Cover and gently simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes, until lentils are thoroughly cooked. Add extra water if necessary.
In a separate pan, heat ghee or butter on medium heat. Add onions and fry until golden brown. Add Curry Masala and mix with onions.
Add cooked lentils. Simmer for 6-8 minutes or until lentils have thickened. Add salt to taste if necessary.
Remove in a serving dish and garnish with Garam Masala and cilantro. Serve with basmati rice and Indian flatbread to make a healthy, well-balanced meal.