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. ElizabethB

    Recipe Lentil Soup

    This is one of George's favorites. I did not make it this month but do make it frequently. I did make it early January. INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 lbs. mild Italian sausage 1 lb. dried Lentils 1 small to medium yellow onion - diced 1 stalk celery - diced 1 large carrot - diced 1 small Zucchini -...
  2. Mountain Cat

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  3. HairyHeaven

    Recipe Crispy skin salmon with lentils and spinach

    1 each small carrot, celery stick, brown onion & garlic clove, finely diced 1 bay leaf 2x 240g tins lentils 3/4 cup chicken (or veg) stock 200g spinach chopped 150ml cooking cream punnet grape tomatoes 4x skin on salmon fillets Olive oil, sugar, salt & micro herbs Preheat oven to 180C. Halve...
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  8. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Faki

    This is from the book 'Living the Farm Sanctuary Life' by Gene Baur with Gene Stone which at first sight didn't appear to be either a dedicated recipe book or vegan, but is both. It was given to me whilst I was visiting in the UK back in August this year. Ingredients 2 cups brown lentils ¾...
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  10. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Eggplant / Aubergine Dahl

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  11. WhatsCookingMama

    Recipe Curried Red Lentils with Coconut Milk

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  12. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Moroccan Tomato, Lentil and Onion Soup

    This is a lovely soup, totally different to most of my other soups in that the flavour is quite delicate and light, yet the soup is very filling. All of the spices are best freshly ground if you can. Serves 6 Ingredients 1 tbsp Olive oil 2 medium to large onions, sliced 2 stalks of celery...
  13. Morning Glory

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  14. epicuric

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  15. Elawin

    Recipe Sweetcorn Dhansak Curry

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  16. Sandra

    Recipe Monkfish with black beluga lentils

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  17. MypinchofItaly

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  18. Elawin

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    This dish is popular in Ethiopia and Eritrea. There are quite a lot of recipes for Mesir Wat on the internet, all of which are slightly different and most of which claim to be authentic. This recipe is a hybrid, and it’s how I like it. It is very fragrant, filling, and warming. Preparation...
  19. Elawin

    Recipe Spicy Potato and Lentil Patties

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  20. F

    Recipe Beetroot, Portobello & French Puy Lentil Bourgugnon

    My mother was going through some old magazines and she pointed out this recipe to me. Being a grand lover of beetroot and uncultivated mushrooms, I decided to give it a go .. My mom had made this for my dad, and he loved it .. This recipe was published in the June 1st, 2013 Edition of the...
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