- 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for spice)
- 1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 2 cups mixed vegetables (such as carrots, bell peppers, peas, and cauliflower)
- Salt, to taste
- Fresh cilantro, for garnish
- Cooked rice or naan bread, for serving
- In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until it becomes translucent.
- Add the minced garlic and grated ginger to the pot. Stir and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
- Add the curry powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric powder, and cayenne pepper (if using) to the pot. Stir well to coat the onions, garlic, and ginger with the spices.
- Pour in the coconut milk and vegetable broth. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a simmer.
- Add the rinsed lentils to the pot. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.
- Stir in the mixed vegetables and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked to your desired level of tenderness.
- Season with salt to taste.
- Serve the Lentil and Vegetable Curry over cooked rice or with warm naan bread. Garnish with fresh cilantro.
Calorie breakdown per serving (approximate):
- Calories: 350
- Protein: 16g
- Carbohydrates: 45g
- Fat: 13g
- Fiber: 14g
- Sugar: 6g
Note: The calorie count may vary depending on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used.
This Lentil and Vegetable Curry is a hearty and nutritious dish that is packed with protein and fiber from the lentils and a variety of vegetables. The aromatic blend of spices adds depth and flavor to the curry. Serve it over rice or with naan bread for a complete meal. This recipe is perfect for those seeking a delicious and satisfying vegetarian or vegan option. Enjoy the comforting flavors of this flavorful curry, and feel free to customize it by adding your favorite vegetables or adjusting the level of spiciness to suit your taste preferences.