Help! What's the equivalent of a tin of lentils in dry weight?
Wilbur · 10/10/2006 10:23
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?
zippitippitoes · 10/10/2006 10:26
I would guess abpout 190g What sort of lentils?
SenoraPostrophe · 10/10/2006 10:28
about half I'd say.
who uses tinned lentils?
Wilbur · 10/10/2006 10:29
Red ones. Poss mixed in with some yellow ones as I have packets to finish up.
Wilbur · 10/10/2006 10:30
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.
CheesyFeetcomingtoGETyou · 10/10/2006 11:13
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 · 10/10/2006 11:15
Brilliant, cheesyfeet! Thank you. I shall have tho most accurately measured lentil chilli on the block!
witzig61 · 26/04/2019 16:36
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 · 04/05/2019 13:16
If it's 115g dry weight, then remainder of weight is water / brine, so 295g water, 1g water =1ml for liquid measure
AmericanPastoral · 05/06/2019 11:55
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
witzig61 · 13/07/2019 12:23
Thanks @Weedsnseeds1. It makes perfect sense but I wasn't capable of putting 1+1 together :D
MonaChopsis · 26/07/2019 19:47
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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