Spicy Red Lentil Curry by Minimalist Baker

Insanely delicious, 30-minute red lentil curry! Saucy, hearty, and protein-rich. Perfect over brown rice for a simple, plant-based meal.

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Time

Prep: 5mins Cook: 25mins Total: 30mins

Nutrition

Calories
402 kcal
Carbohydrate content
48 g
Fat content
16.4 g
Fiber content
15.9 g
Protein content
17.5 g
Saturated fat content
10.9 g
Serving size
1 serving
Sodium content
1340 mg
Sugar content
13.2 g

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly rinse lentils in a fine mesh strainer and set aside. If serving with brown rice, cook at this time using this method from Saveur.
  2. Heat a large rimmed skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add coconut oil, garlic, ginger, and carrots. Sauté for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add curry paste and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add tomato paste, vegetable broth, water and stir to combine. Then add lentils, coconut sugar, turmeric, and stir.
  5. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat slightly to low (or medium-low), and gently simmer for 20 minutes, or until lentils are tender. Stir frequently to incorporate flavors, and add more vegetable broth as needed if the mixture becomes too thick.
  6. An optional (but recommended) step: stir in coconut milk for additional creaminess, and to balance the heat of the curry paste.
  7. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more turmeric for depth of flavor, coconut sugar for sweetness/flavor balance, or a pinch of salt for saltiness.
  8. To serve, divide brown rice (optional) and lentils between 2-3 (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) serving bowls and garnish with cilantro, pickled onions, and pita or naan for dipping (optional).
  9. Store leftovers separately in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat on the stovetop, adding water as needed for moisture, or in the microwave.