to top baked potatoes or as a "gravy" for mashed potatoes (or over rice, of course). Very quick.
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon curry paste (mild or hot)
3-4 tomatoes, diced
1 cup red lentils
2 1/2 cups water
Saute onions and garlic in some stock or water. Add curry paste and tomatoes and cook until soft. Add lentils and water, cover and simmer for 20 mins.
You can add some frozen peas to this - not traditional, but tastes good.