Sri Lankan Daal (low histamine)

😋I modified my husband’s Sri Lankan daal recipe to make it low histamine! Had to top it with my fave herb: cilantro + Celtic-salted red sweet mini bell peppers for the finishing touch.

🥣It’s so flavorful, creamy, and super easy to make. You’ll need just 7 ingredients: red lentils, coconut milk, sea salt, turmeric, crushed pink peppercorns, and sweet paprika. That’s it!




1 ½ c red lentils (soaked overnight)

1 medium yellow finely diced onion

⅛ tsp turmeric 

¼ tsp crushed pink peppercorns

⅛ tsp sweet paprika

½ tsp salt

⅓ c coco milk (make sure there’s some cream in there too, from the top of the can)

½ c water 

2-3 tbsp evoo




1  Clean 1 ½ c of red lentils by covering them with water and vigorously stirring then discarding water x 3

2. Cover lentils with just enough water a 4th time and let soak for 20 minutes

3. Saute onion in olive oil until onions are golden brown 

4. Pour lentils + water they soaked in into a pot, and add ½ c more of water

5. Bring to a boil, then turn down to moderately low heat (5 on a stove knob) for 20 minutes (covered), stirring every 3-5 minutes 

6. Add ¼ c coconut milk and cook on medium low for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 3-5 minutes.

7. Turn heat off, and add a sprinkle of sweet paprika.



**GF/DF/LOW-HISTAMINE (I followed mastcell360 low histamine foods list very strictly initially, then added some foods from the SIGHI list as I began to tolerate more foods, all under the care of a dietitian. A low histamine diet is restrictive and not meant to be followed long-term, as nutrient deficiencies may develop.)**


Hi, I'm Gabriela

I am a recipe creator and food blogger, have been a registered nurse for two decades, and will soon be an integrative and functional dietitian nutritionist. 

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