Besides being delicious, lentils have healing properties. With it you can overcome stomach problems and nervous system disorders. If you eat lentils regularly, you will always be calm and composed.
Lentils are a legume, containing 30% protein, high amounts of iron, group B and B3 vitamins. Lentil sprouts contain high quantities of vitamin C. Half a cup of boiled lentils contains 115 calories, 9 g protein, 20 g carbohydrates and 8 g of fiber.
It is thought that flour made from lentils is even more beneficial than the seeds. Lentils come in a variety of tastes and colors. For example, green and brown lentils have a walnut aftertaste, but they must be boiled for a long time - about 70 min.
Those types of lentils do not lose their shape and are an ideal combination for meat. Red lentils quickly turn into a puree because they completely soften and break apart when boiled. Red lentils are perfect for making various types of soups and purees. They have a slightly spicy taste.
This makes them perfect for combining with all kinds of spices. There is no need to soak the lentils for a few hours before preparation. It is always a good idea to clean it before cooking, to remove any tiny rocks.
Lentil seeds absorb a great deal of water, that's why you must not forget to peek under the lid from time to time when you have them boiling on the stove.
Salt lentils only after they have fully cooked, otherwise, if the water you are boiling them in is salted, the boiling process will take much longer. The ratio of lentils to water is 1 part lentils, 2 parts water.
Lentils will turn out delicious if you pour them in boiling water instead of cold. Then let it come to a boil twice, lower the heat to the lowest possible setting, close the pot with a lid and finally let the lentils boil until fully cooked.
That depends on the color and variety of the lentils. It's always a good idea to have a look at the lentils while boiling, and to check with a ladle to see how the process is going.