Red lentils (known as Masoor Dal in India) are a dark pinkish-red lentil that is small and cooks quickly. Look for these lentils in any Indian market or your local health food store. These lentils are also commonly eaten in the Middle East as well as African. See our Egyptian Red Lentil Soup recipe, which is excellent and easy to make.
Use red lentils in soups, stews, and even sauces.
Red lentils typically need cook for about 25 minutes. Using a pressure cooker will cut the time in half.
If you don't have red lentils you can substitute equal amounts of: