A question about a recipe: Chicken & Lentil Cholent

I have a question about the ingredient "Umbrian or du Puy lentils" on the recipe "Chicken & Lentil Cholent" from thirschfeld. what are umbrian and du Put lentils what other kinds can I substitiute

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Recipe question for: Chicken & Lentil Cholent

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pierino
pierino November 15, 2012

Both are small green lentils, the du Puy (from France) are the smaller of the two. The best Umbrian lentils are Casteluccio. Umbria is a region in the center of Italy. Possibly Tom will elaborate more on what he thinks would be best to substitute.

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Maedl
Maedl November 15, 2012

Lentils grown near Le Puy are small, peppery, and hold their shape when cooked. You could substitute beluga lentils, or just use regular lentils.

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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames November 15, 2012

I've found brown masoor dal from Indian groceries to hold their shape as well as du Puy and Umbrian lentils do. And they're almost as tasty. In the absence of either, the plain brown ones (though they look sort of green sometimes in the bag) available from any supermarket should do just fine. They won't be the same, but they'll do. ;o)

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