About 1 cup of green lentils to 1.5 cups water.
1. Check lentils for stones and rinse.
2. Boil water, then simmer.
3. Add seasonings. I used cumin, white pepper (that's just what I happen to have), smoked paprika, a spice mix that I think is called "Philadelphia" (may contain any of the following: Paprika, Red pepper, Anis, Black pepper , Garlic & Crushed peppe,Onion.) but you could use chili powder or grill spice in America, and a heaping tablespoon of tomato paste.
4. Add salt to taste at the end, mix and serve.
Leftover suggestion: throw cold lentils on baby green, or eat plain with a little vinaigrette.
P.S. My version of spicy probably wouldn't be measurable in Scoville heat units. I like to taste my food, not feel like my mouth is on fire. You can spice it up according to your family's taste preference.