Spiced Lentil Coconut Curry

11 ingredients

45 minutes

515 kcal

Spiced Lentil Coconut Curry is a flavorful and comforting Indian dish made with red lentils, coconut milk, and a blend of aromatic spices. This hearty curry is packed with protein, fiber, and essential nutrients from vegetables, making it a wholesome and satisfying meal. The combination of creamy coconut milk and fragrant spices creates a rich and delicious curry that is perfect for a cozy lunch.

1/2 cup rice

1 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup red lentils

1 medium, diced carrots

1/2, diced bell peppers

1 small, chopped onion

2 cloves, minced garlic

1-inch piece, grated ginger

1 tsp curry powder

1/2 tsp garam masala

2 tbsp, chopped cilantro


In a large pot, combine red lentils with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until lentils are tender. Drain any excess water and set aside.

In a separate pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add chopped onions, garlic, and ginger. Sauté until onions are translucent. Add diced carrots and bell peppers, and cook until slightly softened.

Stir in curry powder and garam masala, and cook for another minute to toast the spices. Pour in coconut milk and cooked red lentils. Simmer for 10-15 minutes to allow flavors to meld.

4. Garnishing and Serving

Finish the curry with chopped cilantro. Serve the Spiced Lentil Coconut Curry hot over cooked rice. Enjoy the creamy and aromatic flavors of this delicious dish.

6. Final tip

For a creamier texture, you can add a splash of coconut cream towards the end of cooking. You can also customize the vegetables in this curry based on your preferences, such as adding spinach or potatoes for extra variation.

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