200 mg lentils (yellow split peas)
2 slides raw ginger unpeeled
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 pints water
oil, margarine or soy butter for frying
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon hot chili powder
1/2 teaspoon asafetida
Add lentils, ginger, turmeric to 2 pints water and bring to boil. Skim foam, reduce heat and leave for 1 hour adding water if you think its too thick.
Fry with spices, cook for 1/2 minute and add to lentils.