Ellen: Padma Lakshmi Pondicherry Lentil Salad & Fairy Water Recipe

Ellen: Padma Lakshmi Pondicherry Lentil Salad

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi stopped by Ellen to show us how to make her Pondicherry Lentil Salad and her Fairy Water. She said she loved the lentil salad because it really helps her detox after a long season on Top Chef. She said she easily gains weight while hosting the show because of trying all the different meals the chefs make. As a secondary benefit, the salad looked amazing.


  1. Jaime says

    I appreciate the lentil salad recipe post, however…there are few ingredients missing from the list and a few steps from your “cooking” directions! I assume the Lentils are cooked after soaking??

  2. spookiewon says

    I think she’s mistaken about green tea and caffeine. AFAIK, the heating done to black tea removes some caffeine. That’s why dark roasts of coffee have less caffeine than blonde roasts, and AFAIK it applies to tea as well.

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