Pour the contents of the Dal Tadka mix into a medium sized sauce pan.
Add the hot water to the pan, and let the lentil mixture soak in the water for 5 to 10 minutes.
Bring the water to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
The lentil mixture should be a nice even consistency after 5 minutes, and ready to serve. Add an extra table spoon of water if needed to achieve desired consistency. You can serve immediately, or keep warm if you are finishing other parts of the meal.