Cook the lentils in a large soup pot with about 8 cups of water. They will take about 40 minutes to get mostly soft. When close to being soft add the rice and cook another 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile boil the pasta with 1 tbsp. olive oil and a dash of salt, until cooked, drain and set aside.
Slice onions and saute in 2 tbls. olive oil with the garlic until soft. Add the cans of tomatoes, tomato sauce and chili powder. Simmer a few minuets then add the pasta.
When the lentils and rice are fully cooked add to the tomato mixture.
-You can make this spicier by adding more chili powder.
-This is a traditional National dish in Egypt and can be served over spaghetti noodles as well.