Hi Tom it's me again!
I've found a great lentil website!!!
My favorite way of cooking lentils is to fry two finely chopped onions, and 5 garlic cloves (use less if you like!) until soft and transparent, then add two teaspoons of curry powder (a kashmir one is my favourite) and two teaspoons of garam masala, then add one cup of brown lentils and two cups of water. Allow to boil for approximately 30 minutes, checking the water level from time to time and adding more if necessary. Check for seasoning and add some salt if you want, don't add at the beginning, as the lentils go erk and seize up and never go soft and yummy. Also chopped chilli is brilliant if you want them a little hotter.
I serve the lentils with rice and boiled eggs, garnished with plenty of cilantro (coriander) and served with a cucumber and tomato salad.
A word of warning, you want to make sure everyone in your household eats this, otherwise they may be complaining about the um.....er.....after effects, if you get my drift :twisted: