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Per usual, a recipe specifies black or green lentils, like everyone
has access to these things. All I have or can find are the ol' brown
ones. Is this a matter of taste or is the difference too slight to
care about?

The recipe involves eggplant and other veggies.

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On Sat, 21 May 2011 09:20:14 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia
wrote:

Per usual, a recipe specifies black or green lentils, like everyone
has access to these things. All I have or can find are the ol' brown
ones. Is this a matter of taste or is the difference too slight to
care about?

The recipe involves eggplant and other veggies.


I haven't used my "beluga" lentils yet, but so far I'm not impressed
enough with the taste differences between types of lentils to spend
significantly more on certain types in the future.

If you like this soup, would you please post the recipe? I am still
looking for something appealing to use those black lentils in and I
like eggplant. TIA

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"Kalmia" ha Per usual, a recipe specifies black
or green lentils, like everyone
has access to these things. All I have or can find are the ol' brown
ones. Is this a matter of taste or is the difference too slight to
care about?


I find great differences among lentils, but some don't.Taste is one
difference, staying whole is another, size does make a difference when
strong flavors are used. Try it. If you don't like it so much, don't do it
again.


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On 05/21/2011 09:20 AM, Kalmia wrote:
Per usual, a recipe specifies black or green lentils, like everyone
has access to these things. All I have or can find are the ol' brown
ones. Is this a matter of taste or is the difference too slight to
care about?

The recipe involves eggplant and other veggies.


The main difference I find is cooking time. Red (pink) lentils cook the
quickest, then the regular brown ones, and the green (French) ones take
longest.

Serene

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On May 21, 4:12*pm, Serene Vannoy wrote:
On 05/21/2011 09:20 AM, Kalmia wrote:

Per usual, a recipe specifies black or green lentils, like everyone
has access to these things. *All I have or can find are the ol' brown
ones. *Is this a matter of taste or is the difference too slight to
care about?


The recipe involves eggplant and other veggies.


The main difference I find is cooking time. Red (pink) lentils cook the
quickest, then the regular brown ones, and the green (French) ones take
longest.

Serene

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So, I deduce that the black also take long like the greenies?


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Kalmia wrote:

Per usual, a recipe specifies black or green lentils, like everyone
has access to these things. All I have or can find are the ol' brown
ones. Is this a matter of taste or is the difference too slight to
care about?


There are taste and texture differences, but the length of cooking time
is even more important. Below is a table from one of my packages of
Sabarot brand lentils. Of course, you have to taste the lentils to
determine when they are ready, just as you would taste pasta.
Personally, it would not occur to me to pressure-cook any kind of
lentils. Actual time saved would be negligible.

Boiling Pressure cooking

Lentilles vertes du Puy, 20 min 7 min
French dark green lentils

Lentilles blondes, white 25-30 min 9 min
(actually beige/light brown)
lentils

Lentilles vertes, green 20-25 min 9 min
lentils

Lentilles beluga, black 7 min
beluga lentils

Lentilles corail, red 7 min
lentils

Lentilles brunes, brown 15-20 min 7 min
lentils

Victor
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i dunno but after you try it post the recipe, Lee
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Per usual, a recipe specifies black or green lentils, like everyone
has access to these things. All I have or can find are the ol' brown
ones. Is this a matter of taste or is the difference too slight to
care about?

The recipe involves eggplant and other veggies.



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makes me wonder how many kinds there really are, Lee


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On 05/21/2011 09:20 AM, Kalmia wrote:
Per usual, a recipe specifies black or green lentils, like everyone
has access to these things. All I have or can find are the ol' brown
ones. Is this a matter of taste or is the difference too slight to
care about?

The recipe involves eggplant and other veggies.


The main difference I find is cooking time. Red (pink) lentils cook the
quickest, then the regular brown ones, and the green (French) ones take
longest.

Serene

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interesting, Lee


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Kalmia wrote:

Per usual, a recipe specifies black or green lentils, like everyone
has access to these things. All I have or can find are the ol' brown
ones. Is this a matter of taste or is the difference too slight to
care about?


There are taste and texture differences, but the length of cooking time
is even more important. Below is a table from one of my packages of
Sabarot brand lentils. Of course, you have to taste the lentils to
determine when they are ready, just as you would taste pasta.
Personally, it would not occur to me to pressure-cook any kind of
lentils. Actual time saved would be negligible.

Boiling Pressure cooking

Lentilles vertes du Puy, 20 min 7 min
French dark green lentils

Lentilles blondes, white 25-30 min 9 min
(actually beige/light brown)
lentils

Lentilles vertes, green 20-25 min 9 min
lentils

Lentilles beluga, black 7 min
beluga lentils

Lentilles corail, red 7 min
lentils

Lentilles brunes, brown 15-20 min 7 min
lentils

Victor



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On 05/21/2011 03:01 PM, Kalmia wrote:
On May 21, 4:12 pm, Serene wrote:
On 05/21/2011 09:20 AM, Kalmia wrote:

Per usual, a recipe specifies black or green lentils, like everyone
has access to these things. All I have or can find are the ol' brown
ones. Is this a matter of taste or is the difference too slight to
care about?


The recipe involves eggplant and other veggies.


The main difference I find is cooking time. Red (pink) lentils cook the
quickest, then the regular brown ones, and the green (French) ones take
longest.

Serene

--http://www.momfoodproject.com


So, I deduce that the black also take long like the greenies?


I dunno. I haven't cooked 'em.

Serene

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On Sat, 21 May 2011 09:20:14 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia
wrote:

Per usual, a recipe specifies black or green lentils, like everyone
has access to these things. All I have or can find are the ol' brown
ones. Is this a matter of taste or is the difference too slight to
care about?

The recipe involves eggplant and other veggies.


I like them all, but I won't go out of my way to spend extra for the
black ones again. There are taste differences among the various
colors -- some are more nutty (to me) than others. It's just fun to
have something different once in a while.
Janet
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Sycophant wrote:

I've found no difference in flavor or texture between brown lentils and
red lentils.


Red lentils fall apart after only 15 minutes of cooking; brown lentils can
go for 30 minutes or more. To say you're unable to tell that difference
means that you have never really made that comparison.

Bob




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