half a cup of red lentils
half a cup of rice (such as long grain or basamati)
half an onion (chopped)
1/4 spoon of dried termeric
1 bay leaf (leave it out of you don't have any at home
a small pinch of salt (to help the lentils cook)
put it all in a saucepan
wash rice and lentils
add a little water (about 3cm above the rice/lentils).
cook on high until it bubbles
then cover and simmer and let rice/lentils cook and soften (add a little bit of water if req to prevent pan from drying out as the rice/lentil is cooking.)
mash with a fork or a potatoe masher (add more water afterwards if req to taste)
NOTE: before doing above, check lentils/rice is cooked - it's cooked if it dissloves when you rub it between 2 fingers.
then fry some thinly sliced onions (1/2 an onion) with butter or oil or ghee until it's goolden brown.
then just pour into the ricelentils pan.