Indian Lentils With Coconut

Indian Lentils With Coconut Photo: Sang An


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 pound dried small red lentils, washed and picked over
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion; sauté 5 minutes or until just beginning to brown. Stir in the water, lentils, coconut milk, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 40 minutes or until the lentils are soft.

2. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Then stir in salt and pepper.

  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:

  • Try Indian Lentils With Coconut for a dish that is big on flavor but not on calories. Serve as a tasty side dish at any meal.
  • Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 196
Fat per serving: 3g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 13g
Carbohydrate per serving: 30g
Fiber per serving: 7g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 129mg
Calcium per serving: 25mg
The Best Recipes in the World