This would have to be my most used dish, a true favorite and so versatile. We have it with nearly all our curries, on warm toast for breakfast, in a freshly baked roll and even with cheese in a sandwich.
There is always some made in my fridge ready to be consumed.
Here is the basic recipe that can be changed to suit yourself and tastes.
1 cup of washed RED LENTILS.
1 can of diced TOMATOES.
1 diced ONION.
2 tablespoons of PATAKS or SHARWOODS CURRY PASTE, always use a hot or medium as the mild is a waste of time. IMHO. Don't use tandoori.
1 cup of WATER.
Now, as the title suggests, this really is EASY DARL.
Put all ingreds into a microwaveable dish, and stir well. Place in microwave on high setting and cook 'til lentils have become mushy, stirring now and then, (every 5 mins) and checking to see if it needs more water. This may take up to 30 minutes. You can't overcook this dish.
Sometimes I also add CORN, PEAS or diced CAPSICUM to it. It's one of those dishes that anything goes. I have even added it to MEAT CURRIES to stretch them out a little more.
I made a very HOT BEEF CURRY and a milder sweet VEGETABLE and MANGO CURRY and served it with pain boiled Basmati rice and Naan bread.
A tip from one of my blogger friends. Put your toilet rolls in the fridge when you are serving a HOT curry. LOL.
Do hope you enjoy this, please let me know.