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Soul filling and flavorful lentils simmer all day, warming your home and boosting brain health during this cold winter. This Dahl recipe is made with green lentils, a legume, containing the B vitamin folate known to boost brain function. Lentils are tasty and high in protein satisfying steak lovers and vegetarians alike.

A healthy brain is a goal we all strive for. This recipe for dahl can also help with stabilizing blood sugar, good for all of us, but especially beneficial for people with cognitive and social disorders, such as ADD or ADHD, autism, or dyslexia.

Lentils’ health benefits are known to lower cholesterol and improve heart health. A recipe for a healthy heart and a healthy brain, give it a try! This is a great recipe to make on a cold winter day. Dahl simmers on the stove all day long, just give it an occasional stir. I like it so much it’s become a regular meal in our home as I hope it will become in yours.

Cheers to your brain health, There is a Way!

A bowl of lentils set in front of three jars of other legumes.


Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 11 hours
Course: Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: gluten-free


  • 16 oz green lentils 1 bag
  • 1 TBSP baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 TBSP caraway seeds
  • 1 TBSP coriander
  • 3 cups water


  • Place lentils and 1 TBSP baking soda in a glass bowl and full bowl with enough cool water to cover the beans. Cover and allow beans to soak overnight.
  • In the morning, rinse and drain the beans.
  • In a large stock pot, add butter and onion. Sauté until translucent. Add caraway seeds and coriander and sauté.
  • Add lentils to pot, add just enough water to cover lentils. Cook low and slow. Stir occasionally adding a little more water, enough to cover, when stirring. Cook on low for about 4 hours.
Looking for more brain friendly recipes? Check out our brain health recipes, or schedule a consultation with Dr. Diane® for personal help customizing your diet for your symptoms!

Dr. Diane® Roberts Stoler, Ed.D.
7 Hodges Street
N. Andover, MA 01845
Phone: (800) 500-9971
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