South Asian Savoury Yogurt Bowl

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Total time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 8

For a backyard bash, either pre-assemble the bowls or set up a savoury yogurt "bar" where your guests can add the lentil mix and an array of vegetable toppings. The bowls can also be layered parfait style in tall clear glasses.

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Recipe by

Zannat Reza

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    ¼ cup (60 mL) chopped green onion (green part only)

    3 Tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) chopped cilantro

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) garam masala

    ¼ tsp (1 mL) cayenne

    2 cups (500 mL) cooked green lentils

    4 cups (1 L) plain Greek yogurt


    1 cup (250 mL) chopped cucumber

    1 cup (250 mL) shredded carrot


  1. In a medium bowl, mix onion, lemon juice, cilantro, oil, garam masala, and cayenne.
  2. Add cooked lentils and toss well.
  3. To assemble the bowls, place 1/2 cup (125 mL) yogurt in each bowl. Top with 1/4 cup (60 mL) of lentil mixture. Add 2 Tbsp (30 mL) of each topping. Continue steps to prepare up to eight bowls.