Green lentils are legumes which are widely grown throughout the world and are used as a household staple. Most of the crop is produced in Canada and India. Common dishes include: Lentil curry,daal,rice and lentils(daal, khichdi).. These lentils have great flavor and hold their shape well after cooking. They can be used for soups, salads, stews and chilis. They are a great addition to someone trying to up their fiber or protein intake.