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Old 11-25-2008, 06:47 PM   #11
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How can any lentil be "non-veg"? They're vegetables.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:56 AM   #12
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I use them in my vegetarian chili. I've only bought the bag of green ones on the grocery store shelf. At the restaurant, he uses Puy lentils. I've never tried them myself, but have been told they are delicious.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:02 AM   #13
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Lentils what can you do with them and what are the health benefits.

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Hi, Nick. There's a site called The World's Healthiest Foods that has great info on all kinds of foods, and a list of the 100 healthiest, according to their criteria, and it includes recipes for all of them. Here's the page on lentils: WHFoods: Lentils

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Old 11-27-2008, 12:07 AM   #14
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How can any lentil be "non-veg"? They're vegetables.
Of course it is a vegetable but according to our religion it is considered as non-veg and I really don't know why.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:21 AM   #15
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I love cooking red lentils with : olive oil,2 spoons of cream, tomato sauce, turmeric and chopped onions.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:46 AM   #16
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Thanks for the link, GotGarlic. I need to eat more lentils!
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:42 PM   #17
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Sorry Radhuni - I didn't realize it was a religious observation. That's very interesting.
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:18 PM   #18
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hi

hi i bought some veg indian cook books so i will be able to use the lentils in the goodness of time and even buy different kinds .

If you cook say a bhuna or dhansk sauce could you just add lentils and veg to give the curry a little substance and make it more filling and say leave out the brown rice for a change.
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You can add mutton or lamb in Dhansak
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:24 PM   #20
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I make a curry with lentils,many people first look at is and think, 'ha lentils' but when they dig into it they are surprised. I do the same with beans, but with beans I mix different type of beans so the presentation looks attractive with all the colours.
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