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Vegan Lentil Curry - This vegan lentil curry is absolutely amazing. It's simple, exotic, spicy, tasty, creamy and has an intense coconut flavor. I like to serve it with rice.

Vegan Lentil Curry

  • Author: Simple Vegan Blog
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Total: 1 hour
  • 4 1x
  • Main Dish
  • Vegan, Indian

Servings 4 1x

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This vegan lentil curry is absolutely amazing. It’s simple, exotic, spicy, tasty, creamy and has an intense coconut flavor. I like to serve it with rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked lentils (220 g)
  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice (200 g)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ onion
  • 16 ounces tomato sauce (450 g)
  • ⅔ cup full-fat coconut milk (150 g)
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder

Instructions

  1. Cook lentils according to package directions (we cooked them for 40 minutes over medium-high heat). Drain and set aside.
  2. Cook basmati rice according to package directions. We cooked them for 12 minutes over medium-high heat. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the garlic and the onion (finely chopped) and cook them over medium-high heat until golden brown.
  4. Add the tomato sauce, coconut milk and spices and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Add cooked lentils, stir and cook for at least 15 or 20 minutes.
  6. Serve the lentils over the basmati rice. You can add some chopped cilantro on top.
  7. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Notes

  • I like brown lentils, but any type of lentils will do.
  • Use your favorite type of rice or even other grains like quinoa or buckwheat.
  • If you want to make this recipe oil-free, just sauté the veggies in some water or oil-free broth.
  • Chopped tomatoes can be used instead of the tomato sauce.
  • If you don’t like coconut, add water or any plant milk instead of the coconut milk.
  • Use your favorite veggies and spices.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
  • Calories: 485
  • Sugar: 5.8 g
  • Sodium: 549.8 mg
  • Fat: 12.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 78 g
  • Fiber: 8.5 g
  • Protein: 17.8 g