Red lentils being sorted for stones
Into the pot
Spices for the first pan-frying portion (hing/dried gum arabic, cumin, fennel, mustard seeds, urud beans)
Spices to be added after the first batch (clove, cayenne, black pepper, coriander/cumin powder mix)
Whole spices frying first, then the powders added near the end
The finished meal, complete with homemade apple-mango chutney. The apples came from my bf's grandparents, while the mangos were from our front yard.