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Help! What's the equivalent of a tin of lentils in dry weight?

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Wilbur Tue 10-Oct-06 10:23:41

Am doing a recipe that calls for a 410g tin of lentils but I am going to use dry - any ideas what the equivalent weight of dry lentils would be?

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zippitippitoes Tue 10-Oct-06 10:26:00

I would guess abpout 190g What sort of lentils?

SenoraPostrophe Tue 10-Oct-06 10:28:32

about half I'd say.

who uses tinned lentils?

Wilbur Tue 10-Oct-06 10:29:08

Red ones. Poss mixed in with some yellow ones as I have packets to finish up.

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Wilbur Tue 10-Oct-06 10:30:07

It's a Good Housekeeping recipe - one of their cheap timesaver ones so tinned lentils would be quicker, I guess. I do use tinned chick peas tho.

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CheesyFeetcomingtoGETyou Tue 10-Oct-06 11:13:06

OK I can give you the definitive answer on this... I work for a company that cans food and we produce tinned lentils... have just checked the specification and we put 115g dry lentils in a 410g can.

So now you know

Wilbur Tue 10-Oct-06 11:15:08

Brilliant, cheesyfeet! Thank you. I shall have tho most accurately measured lentil chilli on the block!

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witzig61 Fri 26-Apr-19 16:36:03

I live in Germany where I can't really get canned lentils....... I found a recipe online however (not from here....) which calls for 2 cans of lentils PLUS LIQUID....... how do I do this with dried lentils? How much liquid do I need? HELP!!!!

Weedsnseeds1 Sat 04-May-19 13:16:58

If it's 115g dry weight, then remainder of weight is water / brine, so 295g water, 1g water =1ml for liquid measure

AmericanPastoral Wed 05-Jun-19 11:55:44

I love Mumsnet. I came on to post this exact question and here is this thread, more or less reactivated from 2006, giving just the answer I need. Thanks Mumsnet and Mumsnetters flowers

witzig61 Sat 13-Jul-19 12:23:39

Thanks @Weedsnseeds1. It makes perfect sense but I wasn't capable of putting 1+1 together :D

MonaChopsis Fri 26-Jul-19 19:47:25

witzig61 I cook the dry lentils first, measure the weight, then top up with water... It's normally around 50-70 grams

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