Useful and nourishing lentils cooked pretty quickly. It is ideal for a side dish both in summer and in winter. Warming, nutritious, incredibly tasty and versatile! These beans are perfectly combined with vegetables, so they are very fond of vegetarians. But they can be served with fish and meat.

How to cook lentils to garnish
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Ingredients amount
water 0.4 l
lentils 180 g
salt 5 g
Time for preparing: 40 minutes Calories per 100 grams: 87 Kcal

How to cook:

  1. Enumerate, rinse the beans, allow them to drain, then transfer to the skillet. Lentils в кастрюле
  2. Pour the specified amount of water and put on fire.
  3. Let it boil. Cook for at least twenty minutes after that, if the lentils are brown. If this is a green product, it will take forty minutes, and if it is red, half an hour is enough..
  4. Five minutes before the readiness to salt. Ready блюдо
  5. Serve with chopped greens.

How to cook green lentils with vegetables

INGREDIENTS QUANTITY
parsley 10 g
lentils green 360 g
spice taste
garlic 3 teeth
bulbs 2 pcs.
paprika 5 g
carrots 1 PC.
Bulgarian peppers 1 PC.
tomatoes 2 pcs.
olive oil 25 ml
zira 5 g

It will take to prepare – 1 hour.

How many calories – 157.

How to cook:

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  1. Wash the beans, pour them with water and boil until almost ready. It is necessary to boil under the ajar lid for about half an hour, make the fire weak.
  2. Peel the bulbs and chop them with thin feathers..
  3. Carrots without peel chop straws.
  4. Pour olive oil into a frying pan and heat it, then shift the onion here and cook for three minutes.
  5. Add chopped carrots and cook for another five minutes..
  6. Peel and scrub all vegetables, then chop up larger than carrots.
  7. Transfer to the pan and simmer for another twenty minutes..
  8. Finely chop the garlic and stir it in the vegetables, season it.
  9. Next, add the cooked lentils and cook for ten minutes, stirring from time to time..
  10. Serve with chopped parsley.

How to cook red lentils with onions

INGREDIENTS QUANTITY
carrots 1 PC.
garlic 2 teeth
olive oil 45 ml
bulbs 2 pcs.
tomato paste 5 g
spices and salt taste
lentils 250 g

It will take to prepare – 45 minutes.

How many calories – 216.

How to cook:

  1. Remove the beans from the litter and then wash them..
  2. Boil the water in a small saucepan and put the beans here. Water should be twice as necessary.
  3. Cook on low heat for about twenty minutes.
  4. At this time, you need to grate peeled carrots, you can on a large grater.
  5. Finely chop garlic and onion without husk.
  6. Heat the oil in a pan, shift the vegetables here. To get a more delicate dish, you should use a ceramic pan.
  7. Fry until soft for four minutes, then stir in the spices and tomato paste..
  8. Ready beans stir in soft vegetables, add garlic. You can pour some water.
  9. Under the lid stew another five minutes.
  10. Before serving, let stand for fifteen minutes.

Recipe for Garnish with Champignons

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INGREDIENTS QUANTITY
olive oil 50 ml
pepper mixes 2 g
water 0.4 l
bulbs 1 PC.
champignon 0.4 kg
garlic 3 teeth
carrots 2 pcs.
salt 5 g
red lentils 0.2 kg

It will take to prepare – 25 minutes.

How many calories – 93.

How to cook:

  1. Coarse grate carrots without peel.
  2. Shred bulb.
  3. Peeled mushrooms cut into slices, not too thin.
  4. Fry carrots with onions in hot olive oil for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the champignons and cook another seven minutes. Often do not need to interfere.
  6. Wash the beans and add them to the pan, mix.
  7. Pour the specified amount of boiling water. Spice up. Cover, cook for fifteen minutes.
  8. When the water disappears completely, add chopped garlic to the food. You can add greens.
  9. Insist five minutes and then serve..

Sorta чечевицыWe told about the benefits of these extremely tasty legumes in the following article: Lentil properties for the body.

Read here how to cook a delicious lentil soup with meat.

And here you will learn what other dishes you can cook from lentils..

How to cook in cream sauce

INGREDIENTS QUANTITY
ground coriander 2 g
lentils green 0.4 kg
hot pepper 1 g
bulbs 3 pcs.
turmeric 3 g
cream 33% 150 ml
garlic 3 teeth
salt 5 g
butter 20 g
dill 10 g
carrots 1 PC.

It will take to cook – 35 minutes.

How many calories – 179.

How to cook:

  1. Approximately 800 ml of water pour the washed beans. Put on the fire and cook for about fifteen minutes after boiling.
  2. Throw lentils in a sieve or colander, about a glass of broth should be kept, it will come in handy later..
  3. Large cubes chop peeled onions.
  4. Small carrots cut carrots without peel.
  5. Both of these products need to be fried in a small amount of sunflower oil..
  6. Cut peeled garlic in half.
  7. To the softened vegetables add the lentils and the left broth. Stir and season, add garlic.
  8. Finely chop the dill and pour it here.
  9. Next, add a little butter, simmer for five minutes..
  10. Shake the cream and pour it in here, give them time to soak the beans..
  11. Stir and serve..

Lentil side dish in creamy tomato sauce

INGREDIENTS QUANTITY
shallots 1 PC.
green lentils 0.2 kg
olive oil 7 ml
basilica 20 g
canned tomato puree 0.3 l
butter 5 g
cream 140 ml
ginger 10 g
parsley 20 g
hot pepper 2 g
garlic 1 prong

It will take to cook – 35 minutes.

How many calories – 127.

How to cook:

  1. According to the instructions on the package to boil the beans. They must first go through.
  2. Shallot chop thin rings. You also need to chop and garlic.
  3. Mix both types of butter in a frying pan and heat, then put shallots with garlic here and fry a little.
  4. Remove the peel from the ginger and finely grate it or beat with a blender.
  5. Add tomato puree and ginger to browned onions, mix and let boil..
  6. After that, put the ready beans here and season.
  7. Pour the shaken cream and mix.
  8. Let boil, then pour all the finely chopped greens here.
  9. Stir and immediately remove from heat, arrange on plates. Can be served as a separate dish..

Cooking tricks

Often, quite original ingredients are added to lentils: fried bacon, white wine, cucumbers, olives, mustard, mint, sesame paste, etc. Sometimes the beans are even wrapped in pita bread and served as rolls, added to soups, casseroles, pies. Eastern sauces, such as soy or teriyaki, are often added to it. All of these can complement the standard garnish from the first recipe..

Beans are rather hard for the body to digest, so they are best eaten for lunch. People who have problems with digestion should soak the lentils for a few hours before cooking, and preferably at night. After that, cook as usual. Beans should be left in a warm place during soaking..

In order to better assimilate the product, you should use the following spices: ginger, turmeric, coriander, asafoetida, black pepper.

Tender lentils are an excellent source of protein. It is prepared faster than beans or peas, has an excellent taste and is easily combined with different products. It’s worth trying to cook and include in your diet forever.!