This Vegan Red Lentil Curry is one of my favorites to have in the fall, but anyone who knows me knows that I love a good curry any time of year. Some of my favorite examples are my Chickpea Curry, Butternut Squash Curry, and Tofu Curry.

Vegan Red Lentil Curry

In general, curry is even better in the fall. The warmth and spices just fit perfectly with the cool weather. Here it has been raining constantly, and some curry and ricequinoa, or gluten-free flatbread just hit the spot.

I love cooking with lentils because they are such amazing legumes. They cook quickly, taste delicious, are low in calories, and are very good for you.

Are Lentils Healthy?

Lentils are packed with protein and iron, making them an amazing choice, especially for vegans; they are also packed with fiber, making them a good choice for everyone!

Lentils also contain lots of various vitamins and minerals that are essential to your health. As such, you can see why I love to cook with them.

What Is In Red Lentil Curry?

  • Coconut oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Bell pepper
  • Green onion
  • Thyme
  • Tomato
  • Curry powder (I used Chief brand)
  • Turmeric powder
  • Cumin
  • Allspice
  • Red lentils
  • Vegetable broth
  • Coconut milk
  • Scotch bonnet pepper or cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt

ingredients for red lentil curry

How To Make Red Lentil Curry?

  1. Heat oil or vegetable broth in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2.  Add onion and cook until soft, about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in garlic, ginger, bell pepper, green onion, and thyme. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. 
  4. Stir in tomato and cook for another minute.
  5. Add curry powder, turmeric, cumin, allspice, and salt.
  6. Stir in red lentils to coat with seasonings. 
  7. Add vegetable broth, coconut milk, and bring to a boil.
  8. Cover saucepan, reduce the heat to simmer until lentils are tender.
  9. Serve with brown Jasmine rice, Quinoa, or Flatbread.

Chef’s Tips:

  1. Use a Caribbean brand curry powder, like the Chief brand.
  2. You can omit the pepper if you want a milder curry.
  3. Use lite coconut milk if you want fewer calories.

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Vegan Red Lentil Curry in brown bowl on grey background

Red Lentil Curry

This Vegan Red Lentil Curry is a delicious and healthy dinner option that everyone in your family will love.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Entrée, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red lentil curry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 447kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1/2 medium bell pepper chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder I used Chief brand
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice optional
  • 1 cup dry red lentils
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 14 oz can of coconut milk
  • 1 whole Scotch Bonnet pepper or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oil or vegetable broth in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and cook until soft, about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic, ginger, bell pepper, green onion, and thyme. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in tomato and cook for another minute.
  • Add curry powder, turmeric, cumin, allspice, and salt.
  • Stir in red lentils to coat with seasonings.
  • Add vegetable broth, coconut milk, and bring to a boil.
  • Cover saucepan then reduces heat to simmer until lentils are tender, about 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1076mg | Potassium: 939mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 807IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 9mg