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Indian Lentils With Coconut

Photo: Sang An
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 45 mins
Yield 10 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 196
  • fat 3 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 13 g
  • carbohydrate 30 g
  • fiber 7 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 129 mg
  • calcium 25 mg

How to Make It

  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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