In a large pan, bring the water to a boil.
Rinse the brown lentils thoroughly then add the lentils and spices to the water, and cook for 30 minutes until lentils are tender, on low heat.
Allow to simmer until the curry has thickened to your personal preference
For the tadka in a separate pan add the butter and allow it to melt completely
Add the chopped garlic, chilli powder, and cumin seeds then sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
Add the tadka to the lentil curry – tadka can also be added upon serving if preferred.
Garnish with finely chopped coriander and enjoy!