Photo: Sang An
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
45 Mins
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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

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Ratings & Reviews

Adamrose's Review

March 25, 2009
I would give this recipe a higher rating if there were a few more ingredients added (which I did): diced tomatoes; turmeric; curry powder; cayenne. It is a great base recipe however for getting creative and doing your own variations. It's very simple, and my family loved it. Very healthy too.