lentils

Why You Should Be Cooking With Red Lentils

The sweet, nutty variety ideal for healthy eating
Jan 26, 2015 12:00 pm

Of all the colors of lentils — orange, green, yellow, black and brown — the red lentil proves sweeter and nuttier than its brethren. That's saying a lot, given that there are hundreds of lentil, or pulse, varieties. But where are they from, when are they in season, what do you look for, how do you store them and how do you prepare them?

Red Lentil-Crusted Grouper With Saag Recipe

Ditch the breadcrumbs, pump up flavor and crunch!
Nov 20, 2014 5:00 pm
lentil-crusted fish recipe

Crusting fish or seafood in lentils is a fun and easy way to add complexity, crunch and delicious flavor. I discovered the technique while experimenting with making flours from different grains. This lentil crust not only adds texture but a layer of flavor, too. The curry spices seem a fitting accompaniment as does the bright citrus and saag, a traditional curried spinach. The recipe, after the jump.

We Fell Hard For Max Sussman's Lentil-Pistachio Hummus Recipe

A NYC chef re-imagines the Middle Eastern spread
Apr 16, 2014 3:00 pm

When former Roberta’s cook vet and prolific cookbook writer Max Sussman took over as chef at The Cleveland, we were interested. But when we recently visited the Soho restaurant for brunch, trying this lentil-pistachio dip, we were locked as fans. The hummus is both rich and bright and works really well when spread on salty pumpernickel chips. 

Hot-Smoked Salmon, Egg And Lentil Salad Recipe

A light fish dish with warmer months on its mind
Mar 14, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Clare Winfield

Extend spring cleaning past the closet and do something good for your body with culinary authority Jenny Chandler. Her latest book, The Better Bean Cookbook, extols the virtues of vegetarian, protein-packed legumes and offers a world of ways to prepare them. Hot-smoked salmon and tender boiled eggs complement this lentil salad for a light but satisfying lunch or dinner.

Lentil Noodle Soup With Greens Recipe

A hearty Palestinian soup for cold winter months
Feb 12, 2014 4:00 pm
Photo: Peter Cassidy

A strong contender for "Favorite Cookbook of the Season" is Brooklyn Chef Rawia Bishara's Olives, Lemons & Za'atar: The Best Middle Eastern Home Cooking. Update your "must-visit" list and make this winter lentil soup from the West Bank.

Curried Lentil Pies Recipe

Pumpkin and potatoes lend flavor to veggie treats
Sep 23, 2013 4:00 pm

And all of a sudden, it was casserole season. The baking dishes crept out of their hiding places and heavy cream found itself in our fridges. Get back into the season of comforting baked casseroles with these vegetarian, Indian-inspired curried lentil pies from renowned test kitchen chef Pamela Clark. Serve with rice and vegetables for a hearty meal.

Watch Spicy, Buttery Dosa Porn Straight From A Mumbai Streetside

You haven't been this vegetally aroused in a while
Aug 28, 2013 3:00 pm

"Dosas are just okay," said nobody, ever. Check out this absolutely pornographic tribute to crispy-chewy South Indian rice and lentil crepes. I don't utter the words "food" and "porn" in the same sentence unless I mean it. Or if it's Wednesday. Hey!

The Only Lentil Patties You'll Ever Want To Eat

A story of Persian, Turkish & Indian lunch lentils
Apr 17, 2013 11:31 am

The overwhelming response to our recent recipes for variations on the lentil patty, vegetarian burger of your dreams inspired me to share an email from my dad, one of the responders. Just when I thought I knew everything about street food, I get schooled.

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