What do to with lentils

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Rustic, comforting and simple. Lentils of any colour form a hearty, nourishing base for soups and salads, and are the backbone to many spiced dhal recipes and Saba Ethiopian's very excellent birsen, a stew of red split lentils and berbere spice. Their nutty and earthy flavours mean they're good match for vegetables such as beetroot and Brussels sprouts, and meat proteins such as pork, sausages and chicken.