English Name: Lentils
Common Indian Name (Hindi): Sabit Masoor
- The unhulled (skins on) red lentil is known as the Brown Masoor.
- They have a mild, earthy flavor and soft texture.
- They are most commonly used in Middle Eastern or Indian food dishes.
- They hold their shape fairly well if not overcooked and can be added to salads and other dishes. The varieties that are soft after cooking are used mainly to thicken stews and soups or are made into purees.