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Coconut Curry Lentils

Serve this rich and flavorful coconut curry lentils dish with rice or flatbread for an easy and very satisfying meal.
Serve this rich and flavorful coconut curry lentils dish with rice or flatbread for an easy and very satisfying meal.
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5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ⅛-¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water or broth , plus more as needed
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 14 oz can coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • Fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Melt butter in pot over medium low heat. Add spices and cook for 3-4 minutes until aromatic.
  • Add tomato sauce, water or broth, lentils, and salt. Increase heat and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to simmer, cover pot with a lid, and cook until lentils are soft but not mushy, 35-40 minutes. Be sure to remove lid and stir lentils every so often to prevent sticking and burning. Add more water/broth as needed.
  • Add frozen vegetables and stir in coconut milk. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Top with fresh cilantro and serve with rice or flatbread, or as desired.

NOTES:

  • You can use either water or broth (chicken or vegetable) in this dish. Water will keep this dish simpler, but broth will add more flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 484mg, Potassium: 555mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 2107IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 3mg
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