Lentils have been a staple in our South Asian diet since ancient times and there are various types which vary in colour, size and texture.
While there are a variety of lentils, in this article we will focus on Red Split Lentils.
Red Split Lentils are complex carbohydrates which are high in fibre and also low in fat and calories. Their high protein content makes lentils a perfect option for those looking to boost their protein intake and are perfect for cooking soups, curries, salads and desi cuisine.
Here’s a quick tip: When adding your flavourings, after popping the lentils and water into the pan, do not add salt just yet. This toughens them if added at the beginning of cooking.
Red split lentils can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, below are just a few meal ideas for your recipe book:
Roasted Vegetable, Mushroom, Lentil and Halloumi bake – roasted vegetables, sweet potatoes and lentils give this dish extra body and natural sweetness.