THere are many kinds of lentils. The easiest ones to find in local stores are the brown lentils but the French Green Lentils are yummy too. I made Red Lentil Soup last night. It is a Turkish Recipe. The red color goes away with cooking, but the flavor is wonderful, especially if you use cumin, onion and smoked Paprika. This is a vegetarian recipe and a big favorite with my family.