Lentils with mushrooms

Lentils with mushrooms recipe. Lentils are a very nutritious and healthy product, one of the highest quality plant protein sources. About lentils people learned before about other legumes: in ancient times it was grown in Egypt, the Mediterranean countries, West Asia and Southern Europe and is mentioned in the legends of the Old Testament. In Babylon, lentil dishes loved rich people; and in Egypt, it was eating even Pharaoh - archaeologists have discovered in the remains of one of the tombs of the dried mashed lentils. The Greeks ate it instead of meat and bread.

The disadvantage of this amazing culture is considered to be the fact that it kept pace unevenly on the same half of the stem pods ripen, and it's time to clean up, and the rest still green pods. Collect lentils can only manually. When vegetarians say that lentils can replace meat, it is quite possible to believe: the protein in it a lot - up to 60%, and it is easier to digest than meat protein and iron in it than in other legumes. Varieties of lentils a lot, but most of the food consumed in three of them: brown, green and red. Brown lentils preparing pretty quickly if it boils, it will have a light nutty flavor, but it is necessary to make sure that it is not digested, not to get unappetizing kind of porridge, though good taste. Very beautiful green lentils: it does not lose its shape when cooked, and it is good to add to salads, but it is necessary to cook longer. Red lentils are also called Egyptian: because it is possible to prepare mashed potatoes and soups - they are obtained by spicy and very tasty, and filling for pies and pie. Salted lentils shortly before the end of cooking. it is not necessary to soak it - just go, wash, and can be cooked immediately.


  • lentils 1 cup
  • white mushrooms (or others mushrooms) 34 lb.
  • onions 2 pcs.
  • garlic 2 cloves
  • medium carrots 1 pcs.
  • salt, freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • water 3 cups
  • parsley or dill 14 bunch
  • vegetable oil for frying 3 tbsp.


  1. Wash the lentils well and put in a saucepan. Cover with water and put on fire. After boiling, reduce the heat, add salt and remove the foam.
  2. Cook for about 20 minutes until the lentils are soft, but it will retain its shape. Rest liquid after cooking the lentils can be drained.
  3. Onions and garlic peel and chop. Wash, peel, and grate carrot. Wash and cut into slices mushrooms.
  4. Fry onion and garlic until soft in a preheated pan with vegetable oil about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add carrots, mushrooms. Fry, stirring occasionally about 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft.
  6. Add mushrooms to the pan. Put the chopped greens. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix all thoroughly.
  7. Enjoy your meal!!!