Curried Lentils

Serve these lentils with whole-wheat pita or naan bread. Yellow lentils may be substituted for the red lentils.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 1½ Tbsp. curry powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups light coconut milk
  • 1¼ cups red lentils
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Heat the oil over medium heat in a 3-quart Dutch oven. When hot, add the onion, garlic, and ginger and cook until the onion is softened and the vegetables fragrant, about 5 minutes. Stir in the curry powder, water, coconut milk, lentils, and tomatoes.
  • Bring the lentils to a simmer over high heat, cover, and bake until the lentils are very tender and resemble a thickened lentil soup, about 25–30 minutes. Stir in the cilantro just before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 1½ Tbsp. curry powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups light coconut milk
  • 1¼ cups red lentils
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Heat the oil over medium heat in a 3-quart Dutch oven. When hot, add the onion, garlic, and ginger and cook until the onion is softened and the vegetables fragrant, about 5 minutes. Stir in the curry powder, water, coconut milk, lentils, and tomatoes.
  • Bring the lentils to a simmer over high heat, cover, and bake until the lentils are very tender and resemble a thickened lentil soup, about 25–30 minutes. Stir in the cilantro just before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories180
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium85mg
Total Carbohydrate23g
Dietary Fiber10g
Sugars3g
Protein9g