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Are red lentils and split red lentils the same?

I have a recipe for vegetarian Moussaka which calls for red lentils, but it doesn't specify whether these are split red lentils. Is there such a thing as whole red lentils (I have only ever bought ...
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How to add savor to a squash and grain mix?

My friend and I have been making a sort of health mash for the past few weeks in large batches. The ingredients are something like: 1 sweet potato 1 butternut or acorn squash 1/2 cup dry quinoa 1/2 ...
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What ratio of rice is needed for lentils to be a “complete protein”?

From what I understand Lentil needs Rice for the maximum benefit of its high protein quantity, of course that will then increase the carbs. What is the minimum ratio of rice to lentils to maximize ...
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(How) Can I fry red lentils? [closed]

I really like the taste and texture of red lentils and I've been cooking them (sometimes together with rice) as a side dish or as part of the main dish. However, I wondered if and how you would go ...
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How to achieve tender or crunchy toasted lentil sprouts?

A few days ago, I started sprouting a batch of lentils. This morning, I took some of the beans, now with 0.5-1 mm shoots growing out of them, tossed them in salt, pepper, and paprika, and spread them ...
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What are proper methods of cooking stovetop lentils?

I've had lentils that are cooked through but retain their form, as well as lentils that are cooked down into an almost blended substance. What's the origin of each type of preparation, and when is it ...
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What will the coriander, cumin and paradise add to the lentil soup and can I do without the paradise?

I plan to make lentil soup for the first time as I've heard it is a lean meal great for fat-burning diets. Anyway, the recipe ingredients I will be using goes as follows: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 ...
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Can I use only urad dal to make dosa?

I've been making dosa lately and was wondering if you could make the batter using only soaked urad dal (black lentils)? Or, do you have to include soaked rice, as well? I am diabetic, so I am trying ...
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What is the appropriate lentil-to-water ratio for stovetop lentils?

I'm planning on making a simple dish using split pigeon peas (or, toor dal) which I plan to soak for an hour. Since I don't have a pressure cooker, I will need to cook these on the stove top. What is ...
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Can I cook lentils in a rice cooker?

Can I cook lentils in a rice cooker? Would I need to adjust my lentils/water ratio?
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How does adding baking soda to soaking beans/lentils reduce the gas they make you have?

I've heard a few times that adding a pinch of baking soda to the water you use to soak beans/lentils in, reduces the gas it makes you have. I've not do any measured experiments myself, but I have ...
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Can Calcium Chloride be Used to Prevent Lentils from Bursting?

In Modernist Cuisine, they recommend using calcium chloride when cooking beans to help preventing them from bursting: Beans often burst after being cooked in ordinary tap water. To avoid ...
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What would give Swiss Chard a gritty texture?

I made Swiss chard rolls last night and when we would bite into them there would be this gritty bite once in a while, almost like biting into a small gravel. Swiss chard itself has a gritty texture ...
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Boiling lentils in chicken stock?

I have some decent chicken stock that needs using and I am making a takka dhal tonight. I preboil my lentils, and was wondering if I boiled them in the chicken stock, whether or not they would soak up ...
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What made these red lentils 'brick' together?

The lentils in the above photo are raw. They did not form a solid block when they were dry, but after I poured a bit of water in, they suddenly did this. Obviously, they need a bit of washing. Red ...
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how to cook orange lentils in the microwave?

How to cook orange lentils in the microwave? I once tried and it ended up as a watery mash. What time, power, amount of water (any other things to take into account), should I use to avoid them being ...
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How does lentils' nutritional profile change in germinating lentils in water?

By the term "terminating lentils in water" I mean a similar thing to sprouting thing such as alfalfa in water. The crux difference is that lentils do not really sprout, they germinate because their ...
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Best way to cook lentils?

Everything I have read says that you do not need to soak lentils like you would beans. Unfortunately the last several times I have cooked lentils they have seemed a little chalky. Should I be ...
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'Phorons' for Dahls

I love dahl. In India (where my folks were from) there are an almost infinite set of combinations of dahls and corresponding phorons* (spice-seasoned anointing oil/ghee) But I only know a handful of ...
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How long can I store cooked lentils?

I love lentils mixed with onions, spinach and tuna in the morning, unfortunately I am having a really hard time finding cheap canned lentils in my area. So I wonder, if I cook a big batch of dried red ...
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Why refresh lentils before making lentil soup

I recently made lentil soup from a recipe that involved bringing the lentils to a boil and refreshing them before a more prolonged cooking together with the aromatics. The soup turned out great, but ...
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When “sorting” lentils, what exactly am I looking for?

When a recipe calls for lentils, sorted and rinsed, what am I looking for? I've heard debris, such as leaves or sticks, but also "bad" lentils. Is there anything else I should be looking for before ...