Bring to the boil, then lower the heat, cover the pan and cook gently for 20–30 minutes until the lentils feel soft but have not begun to disintegrate. Add salt and the chopped herbs just before serving.
Nutrition note: these little pulses are oozing with goodness. They contain high levels of soluble fibre, thereby helping to lower cholesterol. They are a good source of iron and protein, are low in calories and have virtually no fat. It would be a crime not to include them in your weekly meal plans.