Article Contents

  • 1 Subtleties cooking
  • 2 simple recipe
  • 3 Hearty main dishes
    • 3.1 mutton
    • 3.2 With vegetables
    • 3.3 Cchicken steamed

Lentils - a paradoxical culture.In the history of mankind, it is marked as a product of mass consumption the most ancient civilizations.She ate in ancient Babylon and ancient Greece, its respected in Russia in the Middle Ages.From it, a high-protein, and prepared for a simple table, and for a luxurious feast.It became the basis of porridge, soup, bread!Keeping the leading position in the cooking of many countries, it completely satisfies the nutritional requirements during fasts.

And suddenly ... In the Soviet Union it was gone, even though the climate of many regions of the country perfectly suited to its cultivation.Has grown several generations unfamiliar with the fruits of the legume.Therefore, today the lentils to say, as the rump of the exotic.And her ability to properly cook becomes a measure of experience and ingenuity hostess.

But this - in our country, because in some countries, a place of honor on the table everyday lentils retained.For example, in China, where it is not inferior to the demand for rice.Or in Australia reserves in North America, where indigenous peoples, as well as hundreds of years ago, according to its national product.

Subtleties cooking

multivarka facilitates cooking lentil porridge.It eliminates the burning of the product, allowing you to cook it under the active influence of steam.With this treatment the protein culture does not collapse, the grain is soft.But in what form will your dish depends on the type of culture.

Want to use lentils or French green porridge with whole kernels.During cooking, it becomes soft inside but retains its shape.Time it bring "up to standard" in multivarka is 30 minutes.To obtain a homogeneous puree suitable red lentils or Egyptian.She completely fall apart, spilling onto the pellet after 20 minutes.

Here are some subtleties in the preparation of lentil porridge multivarka.

  • Soak barley do not need .The only exception is black lentils, which should fill with water for 30 minutes.
  • Kernels need to sort .They may come across a mote, which does not remove washing.
  • Rinse barley should be 3-4 waters .After that it is ready for boiling.
  • proportions of water is 2: 1 .For green culture, they guarantee a perfect consistency, softness and shape retention.
  • Cook in multivarka necessary "Quenching" mode .This heat treatment ensures optimum, uniform heating.
  • The combined dish lentils added last .First the preparation of other ingredients.
  • to extinguish cereals using preheated water .Lentils are characterized by high moisture absorption.Bay it with boiling water, you allow it to cook evenly and do not fall apart.
  • To salt the dish must be at the end of cooking .5 minutes before the alarm, open the lid, prisolit product mix and leave to reach readiness.

simple recipe

lentils is not accepted to cook for themselves, such as potatoes.It is always combined with vegetables, herbs and spices that enhance the richness of its taste.Each dish becomes a fount of useful substances, and in the post it can form the basis of ration.To prepare the porridge can use carrots and onions.

you will need:

  • green lentils - 1 cup;
  • water - 2 cups;
  • carrots and onions - 1 of root crops;
  • salt, spices.


  1. Peel and finely chop the onion.
  2. Fry 7 minutes in, "Toasting" mode.
  3. Peel, grate the carrots.
  4. Stir in the onions, fry for 5 minutes.
  5. Pour prepared lentils, pour in boiling water.
  6. Add spices.
  7. Install "Quenching" mode for 30 minutes.
  8. Add salt after 25 minutes.

After the signal can immediately open the lid and serve the dish.Make it taste more expressive allow spices.With this culture perfectly combine the celery and garlic to be added to vegetable zazharku.In the very rump can add turmeric and cloves, typical of Indian cuisine, rosemary and bay leaf - elegant hints of the Mediterranean.Good taste plays in the usual combination of bay leaves.

Hearty main dishes

If porridge recipe of lentils in multivarka allows you to cook different side dishes, the following options are available - full main courses.They cereal with meat, vegetables.Cooking with Lamb takes us to the kitchen east, while the chicken is traditional for our table.Combination with vegetables and herbs makes the lentils in a delicious vegetable dish.


The Caucasian cuisine is popular cooking lentil soup.But we try to make this barley luxury main dish.Spicy notes of meat of lamb emphasize nutty flavor legume.Spices add, of course, the Caucasus!Get plenty of greens, garlic, a spoonful of burning adzhika.

you will need:

  • mutton - 1 kg;
  • lentils - 2 cups;
  • onions - 3 heads;
  • spices (parsley, cilantro, garlic, azhdika);
  • salt.


  1. Cut the lamb portions.
  2. Fry in "Toasting" time slices until golden brown.
  3. Pour 0.5 liters of water, turn on the "quenching" mode for 1 hour.
  4. Fry the chopped onion half-rings in a pan.Put in multivarku.
  5. Add the lentils, pour in 4 cups of boiling water (if the juice is preserved, you need to add water to extinguish less meat).
  6. Cook "Quenching" mode for 30 minutes.
  7. Open the lid after 25 minutes, add salt, herbs, spices.
  8. Simmer until tender.

In multivarka good stew and become soft even old lamb.But it has a specific taste and smell.In order not to "face" with them, choose lamb meat under the age of 18 months or pre-soak it in milk for 2 hours.

With vegetables

number of vegetables in this recipe is so varied that the dish turns out luxury.Tastes sundried tomato in it combined with the flavors of garlic, celery, parsley ... The perfect solution for a first acquaintance with lentil porridge and a good choice of dietary, vegetarian food.

you will need:

  • red lentils - 1 cup;
  • sun dried tomatoes - 100 g;
  • garlic - 3 cloves;
  • onions - 1 head;
  • carrots - 2 root;
  • cheese - 3 tbsp.spoons;
  • celery - 2 stalks;
  • parsley - 5 sprigs;
  • olive oil - 2 tbsp.spoons;
  • Italian herbs - 2 tsp;.
  • salt.


  1. Clean, finely chop the vegetables.
  2. Stir the onion, carrot, celery and garlic in a saucepan.Fry in "Toasting" mode for 10 minutes.
  3. Chop the sun-dried tomatoes, add to the vegetables.Season with Italian herbs.
  4. Pour prepared lentils, pour 2 cups of boiling water.Cook for 30 minutes in the "quenching" mode.
  5. Add 25 minutes salt, parsley.
  6. sprinkle parmesan feeding.

V feeding dish can be without parmesan.More will be saturated aroma of fresh herbs, which you prisypite lentils with vegetables in the dishes.

With chicken steamed

feature of this dish is to cook chicken that we are a couple.So we save time, because the products reach the readiness simultaneously.But we get light, diet menus, is suitable for children.

you will need:

  • chicken fillet - 500 g;
  • green lentils - 1 cup;
  • onions and carrots - 1 of root crops;
  • soy sauce - 2 tbsp.spoons;
  • spices, salt.


  1. Cut fillets into large chunks.Marinate in spices, soy sauce, vegetable oil.
  2. Clean, finely chop the onion, carrot.
  3. Fry the vegetables in the "Toasting" mode.
  4. Put the vegetables prepared lentils.Pour 4 cups of boiling water.
  5. The capacity steamer lay meat.
  6. Cook mode "Steaming" 25 minutes.
  7. Remove the container with the meat, salt lentils, add another cup of boiling water if necessary.
  8. Bring to readiness.

Dish will get more calories and become a hearty, if you stew chicken with vegetables, then add bean grains.But the recipe for a couple of indispensable in the diet, it is light, tender meat turns juicy, flavorful.

suggest you cook the porridge of lentils with meat and vegetables.Try our recipes, and may become in modern Russian exotic cereals, will return full mistress of our table.