Pondicherry Lentils

160 mins (prep 40, cooking 120)
15 ingredients
6 servings
In "Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet," Padma Lakshmi (of Top Chef fame) writes that she "named this salad after a town in South India that was heavily influenced by French colonization." She uses black Beluga lentils, which are similar in size to Puy lentils, but the recipe can be made with any lentils; just remember to adjust the cooking time if necessary. This dish improves in flavor the second day.

Categories:  lentil , side-dish , salad , beans , indian , <-4-hours , time-to-make , asian ,
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Serving Size (433.27 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 303.63 Calories from Fat 75.69
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.41g 77.6%
Saturated Fat 1.19g 35.66%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 427.17mg 106.79%
Total Carbohydrate 41.89g 83.79%
Dietary Fiber 20.88 g 501.13%
Sugars 2.05 g %
Protein 17.75g 212.99%
Vitamin A 3346.82IU% Vitamin C 55.41mg%
Calcium 101.15mg% Iron 7.34mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fuji apple, yellow bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, unsweetened coconut