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Brown Lentils are the brownish-green or khaki-coloured lentils that are common in grocery stores.
If you do want to soak them first before cooking, soaking them for an hour or two will allow you to reduce the cooking time afterward to about 20 minutes. But with the cooking time saved being only 5 to 10 minutes, most people don't bother.
2/3 cup dry lentils = 5 oz = 150g