Add water. Stir well to prevent sticking and scorching.
Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
Put stockpot on wok ring to reduce possibility of scorching.Also, after all ingredients have been added, reduce heat to very low flame, cover pot; stir frequently to prevent scorching. Cook until soup becomes creamy, lentils are softened to the point of puree (about 2-2 1/2 hours).