We are having a bit of a dahl phase in this house, (a.k.a. "Hare Krishna Food").
You can eat it cold as a dip with poppadums, rice crackers etc..., or hot as a meal, with anything you like added to it.
Last night we ate it with spinach stirred through and it was YUM, even for Dave who hates spinach.
I use my mum's recipe:
1 cup red lentils
1 tbs oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp red curry paste
2 cups water
1 tsp salt
Wash lentils under cold running water and set aside to drain
Saute onion and garlic until soft. Add spices and curry paste and stir for a couple of minutes.
Add lentils and stir for a couple more minutes.
Add water and salt and bring to the boil.
Lower heat and simmer gently, stirring occasionally until water is absorbed (about 15-20 mins).
And enjoy the price even more. Red lentils cost about $2.00 per kg !!!!