Combine water, lentils, salt in a pot. Cook until lentils are soft. Drain,reserve stock.
Heat oil in skillet and saute onions and garlic until onions are translucent. Add parsley and spices and cook another minute. Set aside.
Combine lentils, cooking water & onion mixture in a food processor, addingmore water a tablespoon at a time as needed until the mixture reaches a spreadableconsistency.
Refrigerate a few hours before serving. Spread on whole grain crackers oruse as a vegetable dip. Great vegetarian dish.