Dried bean measurement question
I'm pretty sure I've asked this question before regarding a different recipe, I know that I know the answer and it probably is not the brightest question, but here it goes.
The recipe is asking for 1 cup of whole black lentils.
During the instructions it says to soak them in water for 8 hours.
My question is, does the whole cup refer to dried lentils or is it 1 cup of the rehydrated lentils.