These have a delicious flavour, texture and aroma and provide a major source of many essential nutrients. They are fantastic in Asian food such as Dall, and also added to soups and casseroles. To Cook: No soaking required - Red Lentils lose their shape when cooked unlike whole lentils. Rinse and place in a saucepan with clean cold water covering by 3cm. Bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 20 mins. Alternatively, they can be added to soups and stews uncooked and will cook along with your main recipe, just make sure you have enough liquid or stock for the lentils to absorb.