Rinse masoor in water. In large pot, cover masoor with 2” of water and bring to a boil. Add salt. Cover with lid and let cook on med heat until soft (15-20 minutes). Remove lid and reduce heat. In separate frying pan, saute onions, diced chili pepper, garlic and ginger root. Add pinch of onion seeds. Brown. Add to the lentils along with garam masala. Stir until heated through.