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do i need to soak lentils to make dhal?

(6 Posts)
lucysmam Sat 09-Aug-08 13:02:19

have never cooked with lentils before so wasn't sure whether to soak them beforehand or not. tia

DillyTanty Sat 09-Aug-08 13:04:49

red lentils? nope.

justjules Sat 09-Aug-08 13:05:21

i think you just rinse them and throw them in,

but not sure so bumping for more advice smile

DeeRiguer Sat 09-Aug-08 13:07:11

just rinse, pick through..i would

some beans / split peas do need to be soaked it will say on the packet normally

Mercy Sat 09-Aug-08 13:09:23

NO, no need to soak them.

Just a quick rinse and that's it

lucysmam Sat 09-Aug-08 13:10:16

Dilly yeah they're red ones. Thank-you for clearing that up for me, fingers crossed the rest of my adventures in the kitchen are as easy as it was to find that out!

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