Have you ever cook lentils anyway? To cook lentils is easy and also quick. Lentils is edible pulse or bean. not only healthy food but also versatile food. They are also low-cost, making them a great primary for anyone interested in healthy, economical living. They are probably the fastest cooking of all the pea family, and they don’t require soaking making their preparation faster still. The lentils are nutritious too. Rich in antioxidants, selenium, and B vitamins, all of which boost the immune system. Like the other pulses, they contain anti-carcinogenic phytochemicals. They are also filled with protein, high in iron and folate and very high in fiber, which is good for your digestive and heart health. Lentils has variety of types, usually described by the color. Red lentils are by far the fastest cooking and are often used in Indian cuisine. However the green and brown varieties of lentils are more nutritious than than red variety.
Ingredients of Cooking Lentils bean:
- 1 cup dried lentils
- 2 cups water
- a half teaspoon salt
How to cook easy and quick lentils bean:
- First you can rinse the lentils under running water and pick through them to remove any bits of soil or rocks.
- Second add lentils and water to a saucepan (with a lid) and bring to a boil.
- Turn heat down to low and cover to let the lentils simmer, but leave the lid ajar a bit so that they don’t boil over. Check on them occasionally to make sure the water has not boiled down below the level of the lentils and add more as needed.
- When the lentils are tender and can easily be mashed with a fork, they are done. It usually takes about 30-45 minutes for them to cook (older lentils take longer to cook, so it’s best to just test them to decide when they are ready), or 20 minutes if using the split red lentils. Add salt in about the last 15 minutes of cooking time, so when you think the lentils are starting to get soft. Cooking often neutralizes the taste of the salt, so if you add it at the start you end up having to add more salt to get the same flavor.
When they are finished cooking, take the saucepan off the heat and cover tightly with the lid. Leave to sit for 5-10 minutes. The lentils will absorb more of the water making them juicier and more tender. It’s not essential to do this, but I really like the way they turn out when I do.
You can make about 4 cups cooked lentils.
To make lentils variations cooking:
- You can add some diced potatoes or sweet potatoes, they will cook in the same time it takes the lentils to cook. You’ll probably need to add more water to compensate for what the potatoes will absorb, but you can add it as needed while it’s cooking.
- You can add spices in addition to the salt. Curry powder, ground cumin, garlic, cayenne or chili powder, and cilantro all go really nicely with lentils.
Green or brown lentils, sometimes known as continental lentils, are high in protein, iron and fiber, making them a healthy staple for vegetarian diets. Unlike red split lentils or yellow lentils, they don’t fall apart when they’re cooked.You may also like other recipes: