Soaked red split lentils overnight for tadka dal. Proportion water to boil them in by weight? Any way to prevent the foam-up?

by Owen_R   Last Updated December 06, 2017 21:17 PM

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So I rinsed 1 kg of them and soaked them overnight.

Haven't made them in a while, and I've had some trouble in the past with not adding enough water and having them stick quickly and cook slowly, or adding too much water and having to cook them down for ages.

I'd just like a general "for ever 1 kg of lentils, start with 2 kg of water" or 2.5, or 3, or 4, or whatever it is.

(And like... time? heat? just a normal tall stove pot here.)

The other thing is, in the past, I've always had a problem with a mass of foam building up on top and boiling over. Is there any way to prevent that? I've already rinsed them very thoroughly...

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