Wash lentils. Place in a deep pot with the turmeric & 5 cups of water. Bring to a bol, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium-low & simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Turn off heat & beat lentils with a wire whisk to smooth the puree. Stir in the salt. When ready to serve, simemr the puree till pi[ping hot. Heat the ghee in a skillet. When hot, add garlic slices & fry till they start to turn brown. Pour this over the lentil puree. Stir to mix & serve. Julie Sahni, "Classic Indian Cooking"