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Red Lentil Curry

Red Lentil Curry

recipe ingredients
2 cups red lentils
1 large onion, diced
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. curry paste
1 Tbsp. curry powder
1 tsp. ground turmeric
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. ginger root, minced
1 (14.25 ounce) can tomato puree

recipe directions
Wash the lentils in cold water until the water runs clear (this is very important or the lentils will get "scummy"), put the lentils in a pot with water to cover and simmer covered until lentils tender (add more water if necessary).

While the lentils are cooking: In a large skillet or saucepan, caramelize the onions in vegetable oil.

While the onions are cooking, combine remaining ingredients, except tomato puree, in a mixing bowl and combine well. When the onions are cooked, add the curry mixture to the onions and cook over a high heat stirring constantly for 1 to 2 minutes.

Stir in the tomato puree and reduce heat, allow the curry base to simmer until the lentils are ready.

When the lentils are tender drain off excess water. Mix the curry base into the lentils and serve immediately.

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Serves: 8 - Nutrition Information Per Serving:
calories total fat sat fat protein fiber sodium (mg) carbs ww pts
233 5 0 15 17 600 36 4
  • Kori

    This is delicious! I added carrots and diced tomatoes. I used some cayenne instead of the curry paste. This might be one of the best meals I have ever made, and I cook a lot! Yum!

  • Jeanette

    This is a surprisingly tasty meal and very easy to make. I left out the curry paste because I didn’t have any, and I didn’t feel there was anything missing from the flavor as a result. The texture of the lentils was very similar to cooked meat. I’d definitely make it again and my kids who already like curry loved it.
    Thanks for another great recipe to keep along with your Garlic Lime Chicken recipe which has turned into a weekly favorite.

  • K

    What a great meal! Indian food is the thing I’ve missed most since I’ve stopped eating out; this filled all my cravings. Very filling and flavorful. Boyfriend loved it too!

  • Lindsey T.

    I tried using some cayenne instead of the curry paste as suggested, and I put a bit too much in. So be careful! Even with that mistake the flavor of this curry was delicious and it was so simple to prepare (I did cheat and used canned beans, though). My non-veggie boyfriend loved it, and I definitely plan to make this again soon. But with less cayenne… :)

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