1/2 cup dry lentils
1 cup water
5 ounces stewed tomatoes
1/8 cup chopped onion
2 stalks celery, chopped, with leaves
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
3 cloves garlic, minced
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste


Combine lentils and water, bring to a boil.
Lower heat to simmer, add tomatoes, onion, and celery. Cover and let simmer 45 minutes. Check every 15 minutes to stir, and add water if necessary. Add spices last 15 minutes to taste. Taste and re-spice if necessary before serving.