Garlic , onion, and scallions
Tomato paste, maple syrup, soy
Heat the oil over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and stir until they start to sizzle and pop. Add the ground spices and stir to combine them with the oil.
Stir in the onions and sauté for about 8 minutes, or until the onions are translucent. Add the tomato paste and the garlic, stirring to combine everything well.
Preheat the oven. Spread the potatoes on a baking sheet and prepare them according to the instructions on the package.
Add the water, lentils, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Then, stir in the maple syrup and the soy sauce.
Serve each portion by placing the fries on a plate, then topping with the lentils. Add any optional garnishes just before you are ready to serve.