Indian Lentils With Coconut

Indian Lentils With Coconut RecipePhoto: 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.

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  • 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
Carbohydrates per serving:30g
Fiber per serving:7g
Cholesterol per serving:0.0mg
Iron per serving:3mg
Sodium per serving:129mg
Calcium per serving:25mg

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