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Help quick please! Soaking pulses for soup/stew?

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SilverSixpence Tue 23-Sep-08 15:26:39

hi, i'm making an indian stew (haleem) and need to know if i can get away with soaking for an hour instead of overnight? anyone know? or can i jsut boil them instead first?

Cies Tue 23-Sep-08 15:32:57

depends what pulses.

lentils don´t need soaking but everything else yes unless you want a sore tum.

witchandchips Tue 23-Sep-08 15:39:32

anything about from kidney beans you just need to boil hard for 10 mins and leave to cool/soak in the boiling water for a couple of hours (or as long as you have). Change the water and then cook as normal. They may take a bit longer though

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