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How long to cook lentils


Brown lentils are cooked for 25 minutes.

Red lentils are cooked for 10-15 minutes without soaking.

Green lentils are cooked for 25-30 minutes without soaking.

How to cook lentils

1. Sort out lentils and remove possible debris before boiling. sort out lentils
2. Rinse lentils in cold water. rinse lentils
3. Pour water in a pot (2 glasses of water for 1 glass of lentils). pour water in a pot
4. Put lentils in a pot with water, put on low heat and bring to a boil. put lentils in water
5. Add half a tablespoon of olive oil to make it soft. add olive
6. Boil lentils for 20-40 minutes after water starts boiling under a half open lid, stirring from time to time. boil lentils under a closed lid
7. Add salt (1 teaspoon for 1 glass of lentils) 5 minutes before ending of lentils boiling. add some salt
Your lentils is done! lentils is done
Lentils will become tastier if you add rosemary, sage, celery, and bay leaf during boiling.

How to cook lentils in a multicooker?

Red lentils - 1.5 glass
Water - 2.5 glass (750 millilitres)
Onion - 1 head
Carrot - 1 piece
Adjika sauce - 3 tablespoons
Garlic - 2 gloves
Salt and pepper to taste

Prepare the products
1. Sort out red lentils, remove debris, rinse several time with water using a sieve.
2. Peel one onion head, wash, dry and dice finely: cut the onion on halves, put a flat surface on a cutting board, cut into semi-rings and then cut them lengthwise.
3. Peel a carrot, wash, dry, cut into strips or grate.
4. Peel and chop garlic.
5. Heat 2.5 glasses of water in a separate pot.

How to cook lentils in a multicooker
1. Put carrot and onion in the multicooker bowl and fry for 20 minutes in "Baking" mode. After first 10 minutes of cooking, open the lid of the multicooker without turning it off, add chopped garlic, close the lid and go on cooking.
2. Add lentils, 2.5 glasses of hot water, adjika sauce, 1 heaping teaspoon of salt, and pepper in the multicooker bowl and close it with the lid.
3. Set the multicooker to "Porridge" program and cook for 50 minutes.

How to cook lentils in a microwave?

Red lentils - 0,5 glass
Water - 1.5 glass
Salt - half a teaspoon

Prepare the products
1. Sort out red lentils thoroughly, remove debris, rinse several time with water using a sieve.
2. Pour 1.5 glasses of water in a pot and bring to a boil.

How to cook lentils in a microwave
1. Put lentils in a microwave bowl, pour 1.5 glasses of hot water, and add half a teaspoon of salt.
2. Put the bowl in the microwave, set to maximum level of cooking and cook for 10 minutes.
It is not necessary to cover the bowl.
3. If you want to cook juicy porridge, then add one more glass of hot water, cover with a lid and cook for more 15 minutes.

Lentils composition and nutritional value

100 grams of lentils contain protein - 21 grams, fats - 2 grams and carbohydrates 49 grams. Calorific value of lentils is 298 calories.

Lentils contain manganese, copper, molybdenum, boron, iodine, cobalt, zinc, vegetable protein (well digested in the body), iron, folic acid, calcium, potassium, isoflavones and plenty of complex carbohydrates and almost no fats.

Lentils is very healthful. It improves digestion, stimulates metabolism, improves immunity and urogenital system activity.

Isoflavones, contained in lentils, prevent breast cancer. Lentils porridge is useful for people with colitis, stomach and duodenal ulcers.

Lentils is also healthful as it is rich in B group, PP and A vitamins.

How to cook lentils as a side dish

Lentils - 1 glass
Carrot - 2 pieces
Onion - 1 head
Tomatoes - 2 pieces (tomato sauce can be used instead)
Coriander - 1 teaspoon
Salt and pepper to taste
Salt and pepper
Dill - half a bunch
Vegetable oil - 2 tablespoons

How to cook lentils as a side dish
1. Rinse and boil lentils.
2. Peel and chop onion, peel and grate carrot.
3. Rinse tomato and cut in cubes.
4. Rinse dill and chop it finely.
5. Heat a pan, pour oil, add onion, and fry it for 5 minutes.
6. Add carrot to the onion and fry on medium heat for more 5 minutes.
7. Add dill, salt, pepper and coriander to the onion.
8. Put lentils to the vegetables, simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

How to cook lentils soup

What do you need to make Lentils Cream Soup
Lentils - 150 grams
Carrot - 2 pieces
Onion - 1 head
200 millilitres of cream
Parsley, dill, green onion - total 20 grams
Salt and black ground pepper - to taste

How to cook Lentils Cream Soup
1. Pour 3 litres of water in four-litre pot, add salt and pepper.
2. Peel carrot and cut in 4 pieces, add to water.
3. Peel onion, cut into slices and add to water.
4. Boil onion and carrot.
5. Add lentils and spices, add more salt if necessary, and boil for 25 minutes.
6. Blend the lentils with vegetables, add some cream, stir, then bring to a boil and turn off.

Lentils soup in a steamer

Red lentils - 1 glass
Cream - 1/2 glass
Water - 3 glasses
Rye croutons - 1 handful
Greens - to taste
Salt - to taste

Prepare the products
1. Prepare lemtils before cooking: sort out, remove debris, if any, rinse several times under cold running water. Rinse lentils only on a sieve or fine-mesh colander. This should be taken into account, as lentils is very fine and can slip into big holes.
2. Rinse a bunch of greens, dry and chop finely.

How to cook lentils soup in a steamer
1. Put 1 glass of lentils in a steamer bowl, pour 3 glasses of water, add 1 teaspoon of salt, set timer on 45 minutes, and start cooking.
2. Add 1/2 glasses of cream and finely chopped greens in the bot with boiled lentils and stir.
3. Put a handful of small rye croutons on the top of the soup before serving on the table.

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