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Quick Vegetarian Lentil Coconut Curry

A vegetarian lentil coconut 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.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablepsoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 small red onion, chopped
  • 3 (19-ounce) cans Progresso lentil soup (or other brand of your choice)
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste , optional
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (or more if desired)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 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. Don't let brown!
  • Add the lentil soup, coconut milk, tomato paste, all the seasonings, and spices. 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 curry cook, uncovered, for about 7-10 minutes. Stir occasionally if necessary.
  • Stir in lime juice and chopped cilantro or parsley. Serve hot over rice and/or accompanied by naan or any other bread of your choice. I served with toasted French bread.
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