Also known as masoor dal, they are a common ingredient in Indian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines.
Red lentils taste delicious! They have a subtle flavor that matches well with other flavors and spices in a dish. They become tender and creamy when you cook them longer and with more liquid (or broth).
Prep Time: 5 Min
Cook Time: 15 Min
To cook red lentils on stove top all you need are lentils and water.
Wash lentils until the water runs clear. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil on medium-high heat.
Add the washed lentils and stir. Cook them on medium-high heat.
Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan partially with a lid, and let the lentils simmer for 12-13 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Take the pan off the heat and stir the lentils. Cover and let them rest for 5 minutes. Cool completely and store them.
These lentils are a great source of plant-based protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Cooked red lentils are like a blank canvas for you to add flavors and textures to!