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Vegetarian Quick and Easy Lentil Curry

A vegetarian easy lentil curry that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes and makes for a perfect, healthy weeknight dinner. It can be served over rice and/or with naan bread.
Course:main
Cuisine:Indian
Keywords:easy recipe, lentil curry, quick recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories370.6 kcal
Cost $ 0.50 per person

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablepsoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ small red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 38 oz canned lentil soup (I used Progresso lentil soup). If your canned lentils come with water instead of a broth, drain the liquid and rinse the lentils. Then, add about 1 cup of vegetable broth to the soup when cooking.
  • 13.5 oz canned coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste , optional
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt (or more if desired)
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 bay leaf, optional
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3-4 Tablespoons chopped cilantro or parsley

Instructions

  • In a dutch oven or large pot, heat the oil over medium heat and sweat the onion for about 3 minutes or until fragrant, stirring every now and then. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Don't let brown!
  • Add the lentil soup, coconut milk, tomato paste, all the seasonings, and spices (and the broth if needed). Stir well until combined and increase heat to medium-high. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat to medium, add the sliced carrot and bay leaf, and let the lentil curry cook, uncovered, for about 7-10 minutes. Stir occasionally if necessary.
  • Try and adjust the seasonings. Stir in lime juice and chopped cilantro or parsley. Serve hot over basmati rice and/or accompanied by naan or any other bread of your choice. I served with toasted French bread.

Recipe Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Do not freeze!

Nutrition

Calories: 370.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.9g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 16.3g | Saturated Fat: 13.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 610.5mg | Potassium: 903.7mg | Fiber: 16.5g | Sugar: 6.4g | Vitamin A: 1754.6IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 57.4mg | Iron: 7.4mg

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