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In the attached picture you see green lentils which I want to prepare in order to make a Dal. They are obviously dried although it is not mentioned directly on the package.
My question is: Do I need to treat them like dried chickpeas? Dried chickpeas must be unpacked and then stay submerged for around twelve hours to be edible and cookable. Do i need to do the same with the lentils? One lentil has far less mass than a chickpea so I had doubts.
EDIT: I am aware of this possible duplicate but the submitter of the question has not clarified what types of lentils he wants to cook: Best way to cook lentils?