No, on the whole the cooking process is simpler for peas and lentils. Only chickpeas (garbanzos) need soaking. Place them in cold water for 7-8 hours, then change the water. Fast-boil for 15 minutes and low-boil for 45 minutes.
Neither soaking nor fast-boiling is required for cooking the peas and lentils. They will require only low-boiling for the following times: blue boiler peas for 90 minutes; puy lentils for 30-35 minutes; split green or yellow peas for 25-30 minutes; brown lentils for 20-25 minutes; and split red lentils for 10-15 minutes.
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