Vegetarian Red Lentil Curry

Red Lentil Curry
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
338 Calories
2g Fat
66g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 338
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 412mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 10g 37%
Protein 18g
Calcium 133mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is one of those vegetarian recipes that came about just because of the ingredients that we had on hand at the moment, which happened to be lentils, carrots, potatoes and lots of Indian spices. Made with onions, garlic, scallions, curry powder, chili powder, carrots and potatoes, this vegetarian and vegan lentil dish is a full meal in itself.


  • 2 tbsp. canola or safflower oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced thin
  • 1 large or 2 medium potatoes, chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 2 cups vegetable broth

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the garlic, onions and scallions in safflower or canola oil for a few minutes, about 3 to 4, just until onions are soft.

  2. Add the curry powder and chili powder and heat for just one minute.

  3. Add the carrots and potatoes, stirring to coat well with spices. Heat for a minute or two, just to give the carrots and potatoes a head start.

  4. Add vegetable broth and lentils. Heat, stirring occasionally for 15 to 20 minutes until lentils, potatoes and carrots are cooked through.