The lentil (Lens culinaris or Lens esculenta) is an edible legume known for its lens-shaped seeds.
The lentil (Lens culinaris or Lens esculenta) is an edible legume known for its lens-shaped seeds.

Indian pulses are usually available in three types: the whole pulse, (sabut), the split pulse with the skins on, (chilka dal) or the split pulse without the skin, (dhuli dal).

Sabut simply means "whole". Dal means "split" with or without the skin. Chilka means with skin & dhuli means without skin.

For example, split (sabut) urad beans are urad dal, split sabut masoor beans are masoor dal.

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  1. TastyReuben

    Recipe Lentil-Pistachio Brittle

    Lentil-Pistachio Brittle Makes 10 servings Ingredients 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar ½ cup (125 mL) light corn syrup ½ tsp (2 mL) salt ¼ cup (60 mL) water ½ cup (125 mL) butter, cut into cubes ⅔ cup (150 mL) pistachios, roughly chopped ⅔ cup (150 mL) whole red lentils, oven roasted* ½ tsp (2...
  2. TastyReuben

    Recipe Lentil Soup with Sausage and Fennel

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  3. TastyReuben

    Sorting lentils (and dried beans)

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  4. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Beluga Lentils with Spinach and Spicy Tomato Butter

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  5. blades

    Recipe Lentil Dipping Sauce

    I didn't post an image since there wouldn't be anything very interesting in it. I put this dipping sauce together last night to pair with panko fried chicken tenders. Good sandwich spread as well as I learned today. Ingredients 3 tbsp green lentils cooked 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 tbsp Arby's...
  6. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Smoky Lentil Dip

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  7. msmofet

    Recipe Ms. Mofet's Linguine and Lentils

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  8. msmofet

    Recipe Ms. Mofet's Lentil Soup

    Ms. Mofet's Lentil Soup 2 Tbsp. Olive oil 3 - 6 Cloves Fresh garlic - chopped fine 1 Medium Onion - chopped small 2 - 3 Carrots - peeled and chopped small 2 - 3 Celery stalks - chopped small Salt and ground black pepper - to taste 1 lb. Bag lentils 2 - 4 Qt. water – Vegan or Vegetarian...
  9. blades

    Recipe Lentil Salad

    I had fun making the lentil tacos and I have plenty of those ingredients on hand so I searched the pantry and fridge, added a few things and put together this lentil salad. Hopefully I got everything right to make my contribution within the rules. Ingredients 1/2 cup green lentils 1/4 onion...
  10. ElizabethB

    Recipe Lentil and Mushroom Dressing

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  11. blades

    Recipe Lentil Tacos

    This is my contribution to the Lentil challenge. My wife and I make tacos from time to time and we use a stripe of refried beans on the bottom. So the concept here was to replace the refried pinto beans with lentils. The lentils don't lend themselves to the same process as pinto beans so this...
  12. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    The CookingBites recipe challenge: lentils (any type, any form)

    Welcome to the CookingBites recipe challenge. The current challenge ingredient is lentils (any type, in any form) and I'm the judge. To enter, all you need to do is post a recipe* which uses lentils, tag it cookingbites recipe challenge and post a link to it in this thread. The winner becomes...
  13. P

    Cooking "aloo-matar". Potato and hard lentils indian style?

    I'm Indian and wondering how to cook it. I've never cooked them before. Do I cook it like soft lentils? I cook soft lentils like this way. 1) 1:5 lentil to water ratio (after being soaked for some time). 2) Put it in pressure cooker, add salt and wait for 3 whistles. What else do I need to do...
  14. AgileMJOLNIR

    Recipe Homemade Indian Red Lentil Dhal

    Hello all - This dish was fun to make and not much cleanup which I know we can all appreciate. Definitely Vegetarian friendly and I believe also Vegan? Either way I hope you all enjoy! SERVES 3-4 INGREDIENTS 160g red lentils/ masoor dal ½ tsp turmeric powder, plus an extra pinch 700ml water...
  15. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Rummaniyeh (Palestinian Lentil & Aubergine Stew with Pomegranate Molasses)

    Rummaniyeh is a Palestinian Lentil & Aubergine Stew with Pomegranate Molasses. It's sweet so not one for Morning Glory ! lol My recipe is adapted from this one (Rummaniyeh - Lara Abdulhadi) by Lara Abdulhadi I had to improvise a touch because of a distinct lack of dried brown lentils...
  16. Frizz1974

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  18. A

    Chocolate Sauce and Lentil Soup

    I saw this recipe and was thinking of incorporating it into some lentil soup. I have red split lentils Recipe location: A Raw and Healthy Chocolate Fudge Sauce Recipe Are there any obvious pitfalls I should avoid? Should I add the chocolate sauce ingredients whilst preparing the lentil soup...
  19. Salmon Sandwiches with Black Rice and Lentils

    Salmon Sandwiches with Black Rice and Lentils

    Salmon Sandwiches with Black Rice and Lentils
  20. R

    Petit Sale pork with lentils

    Simple question ... my wife, probably because she finds the colour of the lentils recommended in recipes unappetising, asked what I could use instead, I thought yellow lentils or maybe white beans ... any thoughts please ?
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