Brown lentils are most common variety of lentils. The brown lentils have a khaki brown color. They cook in 30 to 45minutes. The brown lentils are widely used in Indian cooking. They are used in soup like gravy called dal. Also used in salads. They usually retain the shape when cooked. Brown lentils have a nutty earthy flavor. Polyphenols in lentils may reduce blood sugar. It has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and helps in cancer prevention. It is high in Ca, Fe, Phosphorus, Zn and Vitamin B. Brown lentils are a good source of plant-based protein. It stores well in an airtight container in a dark pantry for one year or more.