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.

Mark Bittman


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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


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Nutrition Facts

196 calories; fat 3g; saturated fat 1g; mono fatg; poly fatg; protein 13g; carbohydrates 30g; fiber 7g; cholesterolmg; iron 3mg; sodium 129mg; calcium 25mg.