1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter (the real stuff)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large clove of garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin powder or seed
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander
6 cups water
1 cube vegetarian bouillon (or use vegetable stock instead of water)
1 pound lentils
Sauté the onion and garlic in the oil and margarine in a large pot until tender.
Add the spices and sauté for 1 minute.
Add water, vegetarian bouillon cube, and lentils.
Cook until lentils are tender, about 1 hour.