Wash the rice well and drain. Then wash
the lentils and remove any that floats to the surface. Drain thoroughly.
Heat a saucepan with ghee and fry the onion gently until soft and golden
brown. Remove half the onion and set aside. Add rice and lentils to pan
and fry, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes. Add hot
water, salt and garam masala. Bring to the
boil, cover and simmer over very low heat for 20-25 minutes or until
rice and lentils are cooked. Do not lift
the lid or stir during cooking time. Serve hot,
garnished with reserved fried onion.