Lentil Spread Six delicious and proteinpacked lentil dishes just for you. Nutritious and full of proteins, but with minimal fat – these are the characteristics that make lentils equivalent to meat. There are so many different varieties of lentils available in the market. One of the main advantages of lentils is that so many different dishes can be made with them and all are equally tasty. They could be prepared in traditional Kerala style as an accompaniment for rice or with coconut. They are a fantastic combination with vegetables like spinach, bottle gourd and cucumber. In North India, the dal is just like moru curry or buttermilk is for us. They need dal with both rice and chapatis and have such a variety of dishes that can be made from it. Here are a few great lentil recipes from Bhavana Aggarwal from Bangalore and Vishagh from Kochi. **Panchkuthi Dal** Varieties of dal all put together with a dash of cinnamon, lots of tomatoes and ghee.