Red Lentil Curry Recipe

Looking for an easy Red Lentil Curry recipe? Learn how to make Red Lentil Curry using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by melissawf

Makes 6 servings



Curry made with beatiful red lentils! This makes a very hearty and healthy main course, meat-free!

Recipe Ingredients for Red Lentil Curry

2 cups red lentils
1 large onion, diced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons curry paste
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon ginger root, minced
29 ounce tomato puree

Recipe Directions for Red Lentil Curry

  1. Directions

  2. 1.Wash the lentils in cold water until the water runs clear (this is very important or the lentils will get "scummy"), put the lentils in a pot with water to cover and simmer covered until lentils tender (add more water if necessary).

  3. 2.While the lentils are cooking: In a large skillet or saucepan, caramelize the onions in vegetable oil.

  4. 3.While the onions are cooking, combine the curry paste, curry powder, turmeric, cumin, chili powder, salt, sugar, garlic, and ginger in a mixing bowl. Mix well. When the onions are cooked, add the curry mixture to the onions and cook over a high heat stirring constantly for 1 to 2 minutes.

  5. 4.Stir in the tomato puree and reduce heat, allow the curry base to simmer until the lentils are ready.

  6. 5.When the lentils are tender drain them briefly (they should have absorbed most of the water but you don't want the curry to be too sloppy). Mix the curry base into the lentils and serve immediately.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 241.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
353
Calories from Fat
58
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.5g
10%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
436mg
18%
Potassium
1293mg
37%
Total Carbohydrates
56.7g
19%
Dietary Fiber
23.2g
93%
Sugars
9.8g
Protein
19.6g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 8% Iron 45%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
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