I don't remember the proper name for this recipe. I copied it from a magazine onto the back of a receipt while I was waiting for an oil change last week. But I just made it and it's delicious.
1 lb brown lentils
1-1/2 lbs potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 onions, chopped
2 tsp salt
1 can (14.5 oz) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
1-1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 red peppers, seeds removed, chopped
1/2 c. chopped cilantro leaves (I didn't add this--didn't seem like a cilantro-type dish to me.)
Put 4 cups of water in large pan. Add lentils, potatoes, onions, salt, tomatoes, garam masala, cumin, and black pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Cook with lid on for 35-40 minutes or until lentils and potatoes are soft, stirring occasionally. Add red peppers, cook 5 more minutes. Add cilantro.
I tasted it when it was nearly done and didn't think it had enough spice, so I doubled the garam masala and cumin. I *still* think it could use more. Maybe I should have added the cilantro.