- India, Pakistan
Lentils were domesticated in India, which still has the most varieties of lentils. They spread to China in the east and France in the west.
- Lentil Loaf
- Lentil Burgers
- Spinach Curry
- Energy: 525-600 calories/pound (moderate)
- Macro Nutrients (C-F-P): 70-5-25 (starch, low fat, high protein)
- Expansion: Cooked lentils expand 2-3x volume and weight (from dry).
- Cost: $0.25/lb cooked ($0.75/lb dry) cheap and abundant (staple).
Basic Brown Lentils
Cooked lentils keep in refrigerator up to 1 week.
- 1-2 cups soaked lentils
- 1 cup water
- 1/8 tsp salt
Soak dry lentils 1h in sufficient water to cover. Strain and rinse. Cook in rice cooker with 1 cup water until water evaporates.