From dals to stews, here are 10 creative and non-repetitive ways to get the most out of this store cupboard essential.
When some classic Indian comfort food wouldn't go amiss, Meera Sodha's Gujarati dal is the answer. Using yellow toor lentils and spices, it provides a warming and substantial meal, particularly when served with fellow store cupboard staple, basmati rice.
A great way of bringing together a collection of the ingredients in your cupboards, this vegan-friendly recipe uses puy lentils, tins of chopped tomatoes and and the pasta of your choice. If you don't have aubergine to hand, try switching out for courgette.
A store cupboard superstar that is also friends with your freezer, this recipe is a great one to make in large batches to see you through a good few days.
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When it comes to lentils, in Madhur we trust. This simple red lentil dish uses majority dry ingredients, making it the perfect recipe for a cupboard raid.
Packed with protein, these two-lentil 'meatballs' are a great way to get the kids into eating pulses.
When only a stew will do, we're turning to Ottolenghi's puy lentil number served with whatever grain you've got.
Perfect for a substantial lunch, keep a vat of this soup in the fridge ready to be heated up whenever hunger strikes.
If a pie is your ultimate source of comfort then this Eat Well For Less recipe will turn your lentils into soul food.
Fire up your slow cooker and let your lentils blip away with this easy recipe inspired by the flavours of a tagine.
Got some sausages stowed away in the freezer? There are few more perfect partners for lentils than sausages, and few better recipes to bring them both together than this one.
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