Cooking Green Lentils (Easy Green Lentils Recipe)

Easy cooking green lentil recipes – cooking green lentils in 10 steps at home.

Easy French lentils recipe for cooking homemade food with simple and tasty ingredients like le Puy lentils, garlic, onions, and peeled tomatoes.

View this cooking video about how to cook green lentils using a tasty and easy homemade food recipe in the French style!

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What ingredients do I need for cooking green lentils? ❓

Dried Green Lentils

1) 1 kg/35 oz of green lentils (le Pui lentils or another type)
2) 200 g/7 oz of carrots
3) 100 g/3.5 oz of red onions
4) some salt or salted red pepper paste to taste
5) 50 ml/2 fl oz of sunflower oil
6) 400 g/14 oz of canned chopped tomatoes
7) 2-3 tbsp of all-purpose flour or cornstarch
8) some ground black pepper or hot chili pepper powder
9) 2-3 tsp of garlic powder (5-6 garlic cloves, crushed or grated)
10) some sour cream for serving (optional)

How to cook green lentils from scratch? ❓

Cooking Green Lentils (Easy Green Lentils Recipe)

1) place green lentils in cold water overnight to soften (recommended)
2) add more water to the pot if needed, then peel carrots, slice them, and add the slices to the pot
3) peel red onions, chop them small, and add the pieces to the pot
4) season with some salt to taste or with salted red pepper paste
5) pour a little oil and mix ingredients
6) place the pot on the stove over a medium temperature and boil ingredients for about 15-20 minutes
7) open the can and add tomatoes to the pot, then sprinkle some flour or cornstarch to thicken the stew
8) add ground pepper or chili pepper, Provence spices, and garlic to the pot
9) mix ingredients, reduce temperature, and simmer them until the sauce is low and the lentils very soft (15-20 minutes)
10) top the green lentils stew with some sour cream on the plate (optional)

➡️ Tips for cooking green lentils with garlic and tomatoes 🔎

Cooking green lentils is one of my favorite kitchen activities. No matter if they’re red, green, or orange, I like lentils very much, so I cook often food recipes featuring lentils among ingredients.

Generally, cooking green lentils is very easy. This recipe is no exception and, therefore, is also recommended for beginners.

In Europe, green lentils are served mostly in the cold season, when people need more nutritious foods. Cooking green lentils is a natural option across Europe and North America because lentils enable making cheap and very nourishing food.

Cooking green lentils is a special pleasure for me because I serve this dish next to fried sausage, meatballs, or roast pork, all these being on my list of favorite dishes!

Of course, cooking green lentils is a great choice for vegetarians or vegans too, because the dish can be served without any animal ingredient!

Flavors from this lentil recipe are a mix of French and Hungarian spices and tastes. Green lentils are not so popular as dried beans in Hungary, still, there are available food recipes featuring lentils, very similar to the one shared on this webpage.

As I mentioned above, the use of sour cream is completely optional, but I recommend topping the food with sour cream because it makes the dish creamier and more delicious!

Enjoy cooking green lentils!

➡️ What are green lentils? 🔎

Did You Know? Health Benefits

The lentil (Lens culinaris or Lens esculenta) is an edible legume. It is an annual plant known for its lens-shaped seeds. It is about 40 cm (16 in) tall, and the seeds grow in pods, usually with two seeds in each.

As a food crop, the majority of world production comes from Canada and India, producing 58% combined of the world total.

In cuisines of the Indian subcontinent, where lentils are a staple, split lentils (often with their hulls removed) known as daal are often cooked into a thick curry/gravy that is usually eaten with rice or rotis.

Le Puy green lentil is a small, mottled, slate-gray/green lentil of the Lens esculenta puyensis (or L. culinaris puyensis) variety. In the US, this type of lentils may be grown and sold as French green lentils or Puy lentils.

Lentils can be eaten soaked, germinated, fried, baked or boiled – the most common preparation method.[2] The seeds require a cooking time of 10 to 40 minutes, depending on the variety; small varieties with the husk removed, such as the common red lentil, require shorter cooking times. Most varieties have a distinctive, earthy flavor.

Lentils with husks remain whole with moderate cooking, while those without husks tend to disintegrate into a thick purée, which may enable various dishes. The composition of lentils leads to a high emulsifying capacity which can be even increased by dough fermentation in bread making.[17]

Lentils are used worldwide to cook many different dishes. Lentil dishes are most widespread throughout South Asia, the Mediterranean regions and West Asia.

Lentils are used to prepare an inexpensive and nutritious soup throughout Europe and North and South America, sometimes combined with chicken or pork. In Western countries, cooked lentils are often used in salads.[2] In Italy, the traditional dish for New Year’s Eve is Cotechino served with lentils.

Lentil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lentil)

➡️ Health benefits of lentils ⚕️

Did You Know? Health Benefits

There are many different varieties of lentils, but brown, green, yellow and red, as well as Puy and Beluga are the most widely consumed.

Lentils are often overlooked, even though they’re an inexpensive way of getting a wide range of nutrients.

For example, they’re packed with B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and potassium.

Lentils are made up of over 25% protein, which makes them an excellent meat alternative. They’re also a great source of iron, a mineral that is sometimes lacking in vegetarian diets.

Lentils are high in fiber, which supports regular bowel movements and the growth of healthy gut bacteria. Eating lentils can increase your stool weight and improve your overall gut function.

Furthermore, lentils contain a broad range of beneficial plant compounds called phytochemicals, many of which protect against chronic diseases, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Lentils: Nutrition, Benefits and How to Cook Them (https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/lentils)

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