Lentil Curry

Lentil curry is a hearty and flavorful dish that is popular in Indian cuisine. It is made with lentils that are simmered in a flavorful curry sauce made from a blend of spices, tomatoes, and coconut milk. It is a great vegetarian or vegan dish that is packed with protein and fiber from the lentils.

The lentils are first cooked until tender, then simmered with a mixture of spices such as cumin, turmeric, coriander, and ginger. Tomatoes and coconut milk are added to create a rich and creamy sauce. The dish can be served with rice, naan bread, or roti and garnished with cilantro or green onions.


  • 1 cup green or brown lentils
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro or green onions, for garnish


  1. Rinse and sort the lentils, then place them in a pot with enough water to cover them by 2 inches. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger and sauté until softened.
  3. Add the cumin, turmeric, coriander, and garam masala and cook for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
  4. Add the tomatoes and coconut milk and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add the cooked lentils and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the sauce has thickened and the lentils are fully cooked.
  7. Serve the lentil curry with rice, naan bread, or roti, and garnish with cilantro or green onions.

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