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14 Best Lentil Curries to Spice Up the Week

JANUARY 26, 2023
14 Best Lentil Curries to Spice Up the Week
Lentils are an amazing source of vegan protein and have a wonderfully earthy flavor. Combined with an array of spices and aromatics, they make an unbeatable dish. Our collection of lentil curries has something to suit every taste, from the classic dhal to a colorful roasted vegetable medley. Whether you’re looking for a flavorful weeknight dinner or a show-stopping weekend feast, you’ll find the perfect recipe here. Try a vegan Thai red lentil curry for a hearty meal or a one-pot turmeric lentil soup for an easy and nutritious dinner. With these recipes, you can enjoy the delicious flavors of lentils without compromising on health or taste.
Half Baked Harvest

Sweet Potato Lentil Curry with Crispy Sesame Chickpeas.

The perfect bowl of warming comfort food that's also really healthy.
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897
35 min
TOTAL TIME
831
CALORIES
$3.26
PER SERVING
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Sweet Potato Lentil Curry with Crispy Sesame Chickpeas.
Jar Of Lemons

The BEST Coconut Lentil & Chickpea Curry

Coconut Lentil & Chickpea Curry that's creamy, sweet, savory, spicy, and pairs perfectly with rice. Top it off with basil for the perfect, easy, healthy dinner recipe! This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
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983
16
30 min
TOTAL TIME
536
CALORIES
$1.90
PER SERVING
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The BEST Coconut Lentil & Chickpea Curry
Food and Wine

Green-Lentil Curry

Green lentils, unlike their yellow and brown counterparts, hold on to their shape while cooking. In Madhur Jaffrey's green lentil curry, she infuses them with garlic, ginger, coriander, and cumin, for a dish that's perfect over rice or with a piece of warm naan bread.
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777
248
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
243
CALORIES
$0.95
PER SERVING
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Green-Lentil Curry
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Bianca Zapatka

Black Lentil Curry

This creamy Black Lentil Curry recipe is inspired by the popular Indian Dal Makhani but made vegan with coconut milk, beluga lentils, and healthy veggies. It is loaded with flavorful spices and has a wonderful thick texture, making it to one of the best curry dishes you ever had!
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50 min
TOTAL TIME
385
CALORIES
$1.74
PER SERVING
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Black Lentil Curry
Eat With Clarity

One Pot Red Lentil Curry

Looking for the BEST red lentil curry recipe?! Well, this is it! This one pot recipe is full of flavor, easy to make, vegan and gluten free. It's perfect for meal prep and will be ready in just about 30 minutes!
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908
14
35 min
TOTAL TIME
558
CALORIES
$1.61
PER SERVING
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One Pot Red Lentil Curry
Well Plated

Slow Cooker Red Lentil Curry with Sweet Potatoes

Easy, healthy Slow Cooker Red Lentil Curry with Sweet Potatoes and coconut milk. Creamy, delicious vegan recipe with the perfect amount of Indian spice!
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6 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME
480
CALORIES
$1.76
PER SERVING
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Slow Cooker Red Lentil Curry with Sweet Potatoes
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Scrumptious Coconut Lentil Curry

Treat yourself to this mouthwatering coconut lentil curry, bursting with exquisite flavors from a blend of curry powder and turmeric. This simplified version of Indian Dahl is not only nutritious but is also perfect for a quick and wholesome weeknight meal.
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50 min
TOTAL TIME
761
CALORIES
$2.12
PER SERVING
Scrumptious Coconut Lentil Curry
Directions
7 STEPS
1
Melt butter in a pot over medium heat and add the diced onion, minced garlic, and minced ginger. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes until tinged with gold and onions turn sweet.
2
Increase heat to medium-high and add curry powder, turmeric, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper, stirring continuously for 1 1/2 minutes to cook off the spices.
3
Add the rinsed lentils, crushed canned tomatoes, coconut milk, and water, then stir well.
4
Bring the curry to a simmer, place the lid on the pot and lower heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook for 30 minutes, then remove the lid and continue to simmer for 10 additional minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken.
5
Taste the curry and adjust seasoning, if necessary. If the curry is too thick, add water; if it's too thin, let it simmer with the lid off until it reaches the desired consistency.
6
Stir in half of the chopped coriander/cilantro, then taste and add additional salt, if needed.
7
Serve the curry over basmati rice, topped with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of the remaining coriander/cilantro. For a low-carb option, serve over cauliflower rice.
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Betsy Life

Lentil Curry with Okra

A spicy and satisfying green lentil curry recipe
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50 min
TOTAL TIME
620
CALORIES
$3.03
PER SERVING
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Lentil Curry with Okra
My Dainty Soul Curry

Red Lentil Coconut Curry

This amazing and hearty Red Lentil Coconut Curry is delicious, easy and super yum. Plus, I have an instant pot version for you to make this recipe under 30 minutes.
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4
30 min
TOTAL TIME
530
CALORIES
$1.91
PER SERVING
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Red Lentil Coconut Curry
A Mummy Too

Low-Fat Lentil Curry

This slow-cooker low-fat lentil curry is a mild, warm, satisfying dish that makes enough to feed a family of four .
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2 hr 30 min
TOTAL TIME
286
CALORIES
$1.67
PER SERVING
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Low-Fat Lentil Curry
Well Plated

Instant Pot Lentil Curry

Easy Instant Pot Lentil Curry with Indian flavors, not too spicy, healthy and vegan! One pot recipe with brown lentils or green lentils.
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45 min
TOTAL TIME
600
CALORIES
$1.84
PER SERVING
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Instant Pot Lentil Curry
Everyday Easy Eats

Indian Coconut Lentil Curry

This Indian Coconut Lentil Curry recipe is naturally vegetarian and vegan. Learn how to make homemade lentil curry with this quick and easy recipe.
2
30 min
TOTAL TIME
728
CALORIES
$1.55
PER SERVING
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Indian Coconut Lentil Curry
Foxes Love Lemons

Vegan Lentil Curry

This Vegan Lentil Curry is a healthful one-pot meal packed with layers of flavor, using ingredients easy to find at your grocery store. Perfect for a meatless Monday dinner, or any time your meal planning could use a reset button.
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1 hr 5 min
TOTAL TIME
553
CALORIES
$3.01
PER SERVING
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Vegan Lentil Curry
pressurecookrecipes.com

Instant Pot Lentil Curry

Learn how to cook Instant Pot Lentil Curry with simple, long shelf life pantry ingredients! This creamy, hearty & flavorful curried lentils recipe is super easy to make & done in 45 mins. Budget-friendly, filling, & satisfying vegetarian meal .
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85
45 min
TOTAL TIME
488
CALORIES
$6.17
PER SERVING
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Instant Pot Lentil Curry
Lentil Curry FAQ
What type of lentils should I use for lentil curry?
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Can I use canned lentils instead of dried?
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