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Red Lentil Salad

Red Lentil Salad  is a simple salad that can double up as a meal or even a soup!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Accompaniments, Appetizers-Starters, Brunch, Dinner, Healthy Foods, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: World
Keyword: Kid Friendly Food, Red Lentil Salad, Simple and healthy diet in old age, Simple Salads
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Archana


  • 1/4 cup red lentil rinsed and soaked
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 Cucumber sliced
  • 1/2 capsicum of both red and yellow diced
  • 1 Tomato sliced
  • 10-12 arbi/ colocasia roots boiled
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp honey mustard sauce optional
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli powder


  • In a pan add the lentils, onions, tomatoes chopped, garlic and water bring to a boil and cook till lentils are just done.
  • Meanwhile in another pan add the washed arbi roots add some tamarind and salt to the pan. Mix well and add water to cover all the roots and let it boil until the knife pierced in the root cuts through without any resistance.
  • Remove the roots from the pan and let them cool completely. Peel and slice the roots.
  • In a non-stick pan add a little oil arrange the slices in the oil, sprinkle same chilli power, a pinch of salt and fry till light golden, flip and fry the other side. Drain and set aside.
  • Mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl.
  • Add salt if needed serve immediately.


The arbi, also known as taro roots can be substituted with sweet potato or potato.