Lentils in many countries are considered a symbol of wealth and good luck, so it is always served to the festive table. Unlike green and brown lentils, red lentils have a sweet taste and are very easy to boil in puree (10-15 minutes). However, if it is slightly undercooked, then it can be decorated with almost any cold salad, and if digested, you will get an excellent side dish or porridge of golden color – after all, when cooking, the bright red color of lentils is lost.
It is known that in most cases red lentils are used to make soup-puree, porridge, thick soup or pate.
Red lentils are most popular in India, where they are the main food of many vegetarians. Hindus often mix it with curry, saffron and rice, and make dozens of soups from it. For example, this includes vegetarian sambhar soup – a spicy broth made from lentils with spices – in which a thin pancake is dipped, baked from a symbiosis of rice, lentil and semolina flour.