Red Lentil Curry

55

PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

4 Adult Sized Servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 30 minutes
Red Lentil Curry

Maya Visnyei


Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp hot-pepper flakes
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup dried red lentils
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pot over medium heat.
  • Add onion and fry for 6 to 8 min, stirring frequently, or until browned.
  • Add garlic, ginger, turmeric, cumin and chili flakes, and sauté for 1 min, or until spices are fragrant.
  • Add water, lentils and salt. Bring to a boil.
  • Cover pot and simmer over medium-low heat for 20 to 22 min, or until lentils have broken down completely.
  • Serve over rice sprinkled with chopped tomato and cilantro.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 252,
  • Protein
  • 14 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35 g,
  • Fat
  • 8 g,
  • Fibre
  • 7 g,
  • Sodium
  • 443 mg.

Notes:

Mix spices in a bag ahead of time and bring with you. Cook rice in pot with boiling water.

Tip:

Freeze curry flat in a sealable plastic bag to save space in your cooler. Lentils continue to suck up liquids as they cool, so add a bit of water to help liquify when reheating.