Essential / Organic Red Split Lentils. Lentils were one of the first cultivated crops, originating from SE Asia. Red lentils are split brown lentils, usually Turkish. No need to soak, cook for 10 mins. or pressure cook for 5 mins. Cooking time can be reduced by lightly frying the lentils for a few minutes before cooking. Ingredients: Red Split Lentils Allergen Advice: May contain traces of gluten. Storage: Cool, dry & hygienic; away from direct light & strong odours. Lentils should be allowed to breathe.