Lentil Recipes - Types of lentils

How to cook Lentils
for lentil curry and lentil salads

Lentil recipes are an important part of any vegetarian diet. There are many types of lentils that are used in making lentil curry, lentil salad or lentil soup.

Lentils are widely used in vegetarian cooking for their nutritional value. Lentils are one of the healthiest food ingredients.

Lentils include pulses, beans, dals, legumes. They contain high level of proteins, vitamin B1, dietary fiber, minerals, iron ect. They are rich in protein next to soya.

Lentils are recommended for diabetics. Lentils are used whole or split.

whole masoorWhole masoor

Whole lentils are more nutritious because of their husks. When the husk - skin is removed from the whole lentil and the lentil is split, the split lentil is referred to as dal, daal or dhal in Indian languages.

The cooked lentil recipe, a dish either made with whole or split lentil is also called as Dal.

So the Indian Dal which you get in restaurants is made with a variety of whole or split lentil. The dals are referred according to the variety of lentil that is split.

The lentils are used to make a main dish such as Khichadi - a rice and lentil dish, to make a side dish such as mung bean curry or to make a snack as fried chickpeas.

The cooking time of lentils is short. The split lentil, that is called dal, cooks still faster.

It is combined with rice as it has similar cooking time such as in Khichadi . Cooked lentils become thick so water is used to thin it.

Lentils are used to make snacks, salads, curries, side dishes, sweets etc.

Whole or split lentils and flours made from lentils are used.

How to cook lentils? Indian Lentil Recipes

Types of lentils - whole and split lentil varieties


Rasam, Sambar recipes with toor dal - yellow lentils


Dal recipes


Chickpea - garbanzo beans recipes

whole chickpeas and split chickpeas are used to make

Chickpea recipes - More about chickpeas.

How to skin chickpeas - Instructions for Removing chickpea skins

How to cook chickpeas. - Easy and simple way to cook chickpeas.

Stir Fried Chickpeas - Ghugari - Sundal with Kabuli chana - Festival snack recipe

Fried Chickpeas - healthy snack

Chickpea Curry - A yummy curry

Ambode - Dal vada - Chana dal snack appetizer  recipe


Mung bean recipes

Mung Bean Curry - Lentil curry to serve with rice/roti/bread. Can use other beans/lentils too.

Mung Beans and Rice Dish - Khichadi. - Quick One Dish Meal.

Moong dal kosambari - Lentil salad recipe - Snack and ramanavami and navaratri festival salad recipe


More recipes with lentils - dals

Dahi Vada -Dahi Bhalle

A popular yogurt based snack recipe. Good for festivals, summer season and as a party dish.

Known as thyir vade - mosaru vade in south Indian languages.

Ambode - Chana dal vada -

This South Indian dal vada recipe is a spicy snack recipe - Festival recipe, made with split chickpeas

Stirfried Chickpeas - Kabuli Chana sundal - Ghugri

 Made with kabuli chana - garbanzo beans, prepared on festivals such as  Ganesh chaturthi and distributed to the devotees as prasad, also served as a snack.



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